Fleet Driver of the Week – John Sutcliffe (Polygon Group)

How long have you been working for the company?

4 years. I am really enjoying it.

What would you say is the best thing about the job, about driving a lot?

Well, I enjoy driving and it’s all part of the job so I don’t mind it.

Would you be able to tell us a little bit about your home life?

I’m married with three stepsons and two dogs! My stepsons are 33, 35 and 37 now.

What are your hobbies?

My hobbies… I’ve got a canoe, got a kayak. I go out in those and I take my dogs out. That’s basically all I do in my spare time. I wish I had more time to do it, to be honest!

What van do you drive for work and do you like it?

A Ford Transit. And… yeah. A van’s a van, really!

What is your dream car?

Dream car? At the moment, probably an Audi R8.

Do you have any favourite drives?

It’s nice to drive anywhere that’s quiet, but there are less and less of those places about nowadays – it’s all too busy, isn’t it?

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Anywhere in the world…I’d choose Cyprus. We go there quite a lot in the holidays and we’re going there next year, so it has to be Cyprus. Last time we went was about three years ago, and we’re going again in September. It’s a beautiful place.

What would be your perfect way to spend the weekend?

My perfect weekend? It’d be camping by the river with my dogs and my boys.

How would you describe yourself in three words?

Happy, helpful, and loving.

For how long have you had Lightfoot?

About three years. My first van was set to have it but they took it out, so I didn’t have Lightfoot for the first year. When I got a new van, it was installed and that was about three years ago.

If you could have any voice on your Lightfoot device who would it be?

Any female voice, to be honest.

What would you say to another driver to encourage them to use Lightfoot?

Well, it’s there to make sure you drive carefully. Follow it and you’ll avoid violations.

What prize did you win?

A cool little camera. I’ll take it on my holiday.