Winner – David Mashiane
“David Mashiane (45) is a passionate heavy goods driver who is has experience in transporting numerous Dangerous Goods products all over South Africa and in Africa; Namibia, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho and Swaziland, to name a few countries.
Since the Drivers score card have been introduced via the Tracking system a few years ago, David has been receiving above 90% + score every month, his best score received was 98.50%, this proof his good professional truck driving behaviour every time he gets into his truck, even when driving in challenging conditions.
David has been Accident & Incident free for the last 7 years, he is an good example for others, who drives the company vehicle safely, which can complete all duties properly and perform well at all times when driving. Recently David saved a little child’s life in Zimbabwe. While driving on the A4 highway in Zimbabwe he noticed a passenger vehicle and some pedestrians on the left side of the road, that already triggered warning signals within him and he raised his alertness levels; the next moment David noticed a very young child running across the road from behind the stationary passenger vehicle and the child ran in front of his truck; but because he already pro-actively assessed what could go wrong he applied brakes, kept his vehicle in a straight line and activated his truck hooter.
With his defensive driving training and years of experience he managed not hit this small child with his truck, he also trusted his vehicle and safety equipment fitted to it, by steering straight and applying brakes to ensure vehicle braked in a straight line. On his journey, he complied with the company safe working standards, to be vigilant and observant by looking further ahead and identify hazards while driving. This was evident on a Drivecam Clip received about this incident.
The company is very proud of David, he extends a warm, energetic personality to our customers and he is highly respected by colleagues, customers and management.”
Other Entry Highlights
“Donald Mthokozisi Mbokazi started at Crossroads in July 2012. He has been an absolute privilege to work in all regions of the company. He has proven to be a stalwart employee and an inspiring mentor to the newly recruited drivers. In 2016, Donald was hospitalized in Cape Town after suffering a severe lung disease. He spent a month in ICU and we thought that we were going to lose him. He persevered and was fortunate to recover.
On his return from the hospital with assistance from his manager, he quit smoking and developed a much healthier life style. Four years later he suffered another blow whilst working under adverse conditions where he lost his hearing in one ear and was then subjected to the use of hearing aid. The KZN business in the last year had sustained major challenges particularly due the physical and natural environment ( Floods, protest action , covid , riots, etc).
This did not discourage or dishearten him from remaining loyal in his services while acquiring a high level of performance in leading his team as the top A class driver with zero incidents and exceptional KPI track records.
Donald Mthokozisi Mbokazi is consistent, takes pride in himself, keeps his vehicle in immaculate condition, and is a “jet setter” in respect of trip turnaround times with a continued focus and adherence to rules and regulations. A true inspiration and Gem in the making.”