Driver of the Year

Transdev, QLD, are in the process of selecting their fifth annual Bus Driver of the Year award winner

November 13, 2013

From grateful parents to happy commuters, the nominations have flooded in for the fifth annual Transdev Queensland’s Driver of the Year awards.

Nominations closed last week and 44 nominees are now being considered for Bus Driver of the Year, School Bus Driver of the Year and Outstanding Customer Service awards.

Managing Director Colin Jennings is blown away by the public response.

"It’s incredibly gratifying to have so many of our valued customers come forward and express their support and thanks for our drivers who are part of their daily routines," he says.

"They are truly in the service of the people, helping to connect communities and often assisting our most vulnerable citizens, including the elderly, infirm, disabled and our children."

Nominations came from a wide variety of bus users who shared all kinds of experiences with Transdev.

"This has ranged from a grateful dad, whose 11-year-old son, using the school bus for the first time, had missed his stop, but with the help of the driver was reunited with his anxious father, to a former taxi driver turned city commuter, who was very impressed with his driver’s ability to safely and calmly navigate peak hour traffic into the city day in, day out, all the while with a smile on his face and a bus load of ‘not necessarily morning people," says Jennings.

The Driver of the Year finalists will be named later this month, with the winners announced at the company’s annual staff Christmas party and awards night held on December 7.

Customers who submitted nominations are also in the draw for a first prize of a Mystery Bus Tour for four people.

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