The Search is On For Oil Industry Driver Of The Year 2017 – OilFiredUp

2016 Driver of the Year Winner Ian Ross of NWF Fuels Ltd

With less than six months to go until the key event in the oil and fuel distribution industry’s calendar, FPS EXPO 2017, the hunt is now on to find the finest tanker driver in the UK and Republic of Ireland and the organisers of FPS EXPO 2017, the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS), is calling on all oil distributors to nominate for its Driver Of The Year Awards 2017.

This annual nation-wide competition sets out to find the driver who has gone the ‘extra mile’ for his/her customers or who has done something way beyond their normal duties. Sponsored by OAMPS Hazardous Industries this prestigious award carries a £1000 winner’s prize and two runner-up prizes of £250 each.

“Each year we don’t think we can improve on what has gone before but we are always amazed by both the number and quality of entries we receive year on year.  2016 certainly beat all years for the number of entries so we are all excited about the uptake for our 2017 Award,” says Dawn Shakespeare, FPS Marketing and Events Manager.

“Safety is the highest priority in the oil distribution industry and the aim of the competition is to demonstrate industry leading standards of customer care, skill and professionalism. This competition gives recognition to the hard work of the drivers.  All finalists can feel proud of their achievements,” adds Dawn.

The competition rules mean that only companies who are members of the FPS may submit nominations for drivers who have been employed by the company since the start of 2016.  The competition is also limited to one entry per depot.  In addition, the nominated driver must have had an incident free year (no accidents or spillages) in 2016.

The closing date for entries is 28 February 2016 and each shortlisted candidate will be interviewed in March 2017 with the winner being announced in April 2017.

Nomination forms for the Driver Of The Year Award 2017 and further information are available via  or by emailing [email protected]