Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network and an Imperial Group company, has been shortlisted for the UK Fleet Champions Awards, run by the road safety charity, Brake. The company has been recognised for delivering educational workshops on road safety to more than 300 primary school children in the Birmingham area last November.

The workshops, which were delivered during Road Safety Week, the UK’s largest road safety event, included a tour of a Palletways 12-tonne truck to highlight the importance of taking care around larger vehicles on the roads. Members of the Palletways Birmingham team took the roadshow to four schools in the area.

Chris Willocks, corporate partnership manager at Brake, added: “We’re delighted Palletways has been shortlisted for the UK Fleet Champions Awards. Safety is a serious issue and nobody should be hurt on our roads. It’s vital that company’s like Palletways support road safety initiatives and improve young peoples’ awareness of the need to stay vigilant when out and about.”

Rob Gittins, managing director of Palletways UK, said, “It’s a great achievement to be shortlisted for this high profile, national award. Through our primary school workshops, we were keen to bring this essential safety lesson to life, using the scale of our trucks and the energy of our passionate team. This initiative is a part of Palletways’ long-term strategy to uphold its responsibility as a good corporate citizen – to have a positive impact on the communities it serves and in turn, improve road safety awareness amongst school children.”

Brake is a national road safety charity which works with communities and organisations across the UK in a bid to end road deaths and injuries. The charity aims to make communities safer through an extensive education programme and offers support to people bereaved and seriously injured in road traffic collisions.