Warm and heartfelt congratulations go to our Imperial driver, David Mashiane, for winning the 2022 #ThankYouTrucker competition!
This initiative by Iveco, in partnership with the Road Freight Association, celebrates and recognises exceptional drivers across South Africa. David has been a driver for 24 years, and for the past four years has been a heavy and dangerous goods driver for Imperial's Specialised Freight | Fuel & Gas business.
David primarily transports oxygen, hydrogen and nitrogen within South Africa, as well as cross-border to countries such as Namibia, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho and eSwatini.
We asked David what it meant to him to win this competition: "It is our responsibility as drivers to ensure that people are safe on the roads, and competitions such as these inspire us and encourage us to make sure that we do so to the best of our ability. These competitions show us that we are valued, and I want to thank my manager Edward Hoffman, and our HSSE Officer Belinda van der Merwe who nominated me, for their support – it really means a lot. I would also like to thank my colleagues, friends and my community, and especially my supportive wife – I could not do this job without this support system."
Congratulations once again David, and thank you for the exceptional example that you set for other drivers on the road! We are so proud of you!