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LKQ Euro Car Parts wins driver safety award

LKQ Euro Car Parts has been recognised for excellence in driver safety at the UK Fleet Champions Awards hosted by road safety charity, Brake.

The aftermarket specialist picked up the ‘Company Driver Safety Award’ in the large fleet category, at an awards ceremony hosted at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.

The company operates a fleet of more than 3,600 vehicles across the UK and Ireland, which connect customers to its network of 280 branches alongside its warehouses and logistics hubs.

This year, LKQ Euro Car Parts introduced an integrated risk management platform that combines data from across the risk spectrum, including driver telematics, vehicle damage, incidents, fuel use, license checks and accident information.

This provides a full picture of individual risk while assessing the right and most appropriate e-learning interventions, enabling the company to specifically target behaviours and the best ways of supporting LKQ Euro Car Parts drivers.

The company has also run its fleet safety awareness campaign ‘Drive Safe: Do the Right Thing’ since 2021 – comprising of monthly insight articles, posters and flyers distributed in branches and warehouses, educational competitions and safety social days.

Kevan Wooden, chief commercial officer, LKQ UK & Ireland said: “This award recognises the fantastic work of our fleet team.

“One of our top priorities as a business is to ensure our drivers are safe – both on and off the road – and we have a variety of initiatives in place to promote this, including our internal Drive Safe: Do the Right Thing safety awareness campaign.

“Made up of various elements, this campaign provides all fleet colleagues with educational courses and workshops covering a range of topics, including driving in extreme weather conditions.”