BUS users are being asked to nominate their favourite drivers as the search is on for the UK’s number one.
People can take part in the competition and get behind their local bus drivers.
Drivers from all bus companies will be battling out to be crowned champion.
The UK Bus Awards annual competition aims to find the driver who has demonstrated excellent driving from a customer perspective over the last year.
Ahead of the competition, Arriva North East is urging its customers in east Durham to get behind their local driving heroes.
John Fozzard, marketing manager for Arriva North East, said: “To win the title of Top National Bus Driver, nominees need to have gone that extra mile to provide the customer’s ideal.”
The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 17.
Anyone who would like to nominate drivers should visit www.topnationalbusdriver.co.uk