HGV driver Rachel named best on the road

Rachel Garlick at the 2014 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards
Rachel Garlick at the 2014 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards
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A lorry driver from Wellingborough has proved she is queen of the road after being named Driver of the Year.

Rachel Garlick, who drives for DHL Homebase, won the title at the Freight Transport Association (FTA) everywoman in Transport And Logistics Awards.

The awards were launched seven years ago to raise awareness of the varied and rewarding careers available to women in the transport and logistics sector, with the aim of increasing the number of women considering the industry as a career choice.

Commenting on Rachel’s success, the judges said: “Rachel has worked for DHL as a driver for the past eight years.

“She has played a pivotal role in supporting driver training onsite, mentoring drivers, supporting new projects and working with the store manager so that they understand delivery processes.

“Rachel has a 100 per cent on time delivery record, and started her transport career at Wincanton where she spent 18 months developing her driving skills whilst completing her NVQ level 2 Goods Vehicle qualification.”

FTAs chief executive Theo de Pencier was a member of the judging panel and said: “FTA everywoman in Transport And Logistics Awards.

“These prestigious awards acknowledge the work of women in the industry, and showcase how others can make a career in transport a successful and fulfilling one.

“We are pleased to encourage forward thinking companies that are committed to introducing diversity to the freight industry, and working further with everywoman offers FTA opportunities to expand that work.”