Hopkins Concrete has rewarded the exceptional driving performance of one of its employees with a new Mercedes jacket.

A family-run concrete and aggregates specialist based in Somerset, Hopkins Concrete has rewarded the impressive driving performance of employee Ash Robilliard with a Mercedes jacket. Mr Robilliard’s use of the engine brake over the wheel brakes at a ratio of 10:1, with cruise control being used for 53% of the time, has resulted in an admirable average drive consumption of 7.8 miles per gallon.

Hopkins has been promoting HGV careers as a profession, hoping to tackle the industry wide issue of driver shortages. The company have invested in a healthy, happy workforce, with a new fleet of trucks and incentives for good work.

Director Nathan Hopkins said: “Mr Robilliard has consistently ranked as the highest performing driver on a Hopkins vehicle for 2015, and we wanted to show our appreciation for his excellent work ethic. Mr Robilliard has also taken great pride in keeping his vehicle clean and shown he has great pride in his work.”