Shortlist 2018

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Apprenticeship of the Year

This award celebrates excellence in apprenticeship schemes. Each company has demonstrated success in attracting and retaining high quality recruits that continue to make a positive contribution to their business and wider industry.

The 2018 shortlisted entries are:

Ford & Slater

Palletforce

Royal Mail Fleet

Ryder

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Best Use of Technology

This award celebrates a project that has used the latest technology, whether within vehicles, components, infrastructure or within IT, to enhance your service and resulted in a clear benefit to your customer’s and/or an  improvement in efficiency.

The 2018 shortlisted entries are:

Cawleys Waste Management

Eddie Stobart Logistics

Palletforce

Tarmac Trading

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Business Excellence Award
This award celebrates companies that are promoting best working practices within the commercial vehicle and road freight sector. The Business Excellence prize will be awarded to the company that can demonstrate commitment and excellence in financial performance, a long-term business growth strategy, care for the environment, excellent corporate social responsibility, high service levels and outstanding staff development and retention programmes.

The 2018 shortlisted entries are:

Europa Worldwide Group

Miniclipper Logistics

Palletforce

TPN - THE Pallet Network

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Customer Care Award

This award celebrates excellent customer care from all levels of an organisation as well as businesses that are going above and beyond to delight customers and use that to grow their business. 

The 2018 shortlisted entries are:

DPD UK

Pall-Ex

pladis UK

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Fleet Truck of the Year

The Fleet Truck of the Year award celebrates the best truck of the year. Judges have selected these finalists based on their productivity (including reliability and vehicle uptime), fuel efficiency, driver acceptance, manufacturer/dealer support and total cost of ownership. Other factors that were considered for this award include customer service, warranty, finance packages and after sales support. 

The 2018 shortlisted entries are:

DAF CF

MAN TGX

Mercedes-Benz Actros

Scania P-series

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Fleet Van of the Year

The Fleet Van of the Year award celebrates the best light commercial vehicle under 7.5 tonne GVW for the year. Judges looked for productivity (including reliability and vehicle uptime), fuel efficiency, driver acceptance, manufacturer/dealer support and total cost of ownership when selecting our finalists. Other factors that were taken into consideration were customer service, warranty,  finance packages and after sales support. 

The 2018 shortlisted entries are:

Fiat Ducato

Iveco Daily

Nissan NV200

Peugeot Partner

Vauxhall Vivaro

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Fleet Van Operator of the Year

This award celebrates organisations that are achieving outstanding standards of performance in professionalism, productivity, customer service, health and safety, training environment and well-structured apprenticeship schemes that suit the business needs.

The 2018 shortlisted entries include:

Gateshead

Gnewt Cargo

Rexel UK

Royal Mail

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Haulier of the Year

The most coveted award in the road transport industry! This award celebrates outstanding road haulage or 3PL company of the past year. To win you will need to show a tremendous all-round commitment to legal compliance, business success, high operational standards, staff development, safety, health, environment and quality.

The 2018 shortlisted entries are: 

Expect Distribution

Howard Tenens

Miniclipper Logistics

Stephen Sanderson Transport

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Home Delivery Operator of the Year

This award celebrates those that have set themselves apart from their competition and position themselves as the home delivery operator of choice. Entries were asked to demonstrate a strong business performance matched by service excellence including first time delivery rates; high levels of customer service and an ability to meet the ever changing demands for the end recipient who is driving the market for more flexible delivery options.

The 2018 shortlisted entries include:

DPD UK

Hermes UK

John Lewis

Whirlpool UK Appliances

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Innovation Award

This award celebrates transport operators and product and service manufacturers or suppliers who can show outstanding innovation in developing a product, service or operation. Judges were looking for evidence of how creative thinking has been applied to solve a problem. 

The 2018 shortlisted entries are:

Cartwright Group

Grocontinental

r2c Online

Reflex Vans

Renault Trucks UK

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Livery of the Year

This award celebrates trucks and trailers that have been used as mobile billboards by operators to present a strong, positive image of the company and the transport industry to the public. Judges were looking for a modern, stylish livery that gets across its message clearly and effectively. 

The 2018 shortlisted entries are:

Caterite Food & Wineservice

Hermes UK

Howard Tenens

Palletline

Vision Express and the Road Haulage Association

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Low Carbon Award

This award celebrates operators who has made significant progress in reducing carbon emissions by improving the efficiency of its operation and/or by the use of alternative fuels and drive trains (such as natural gas, LPG, full electric, hybrids etc).

The 2018 shortlisted entries are:

Eddie Stobart Logistics

Gnewt Cargo

H Parkinson Haulage

Royal Mail Fleet

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Operational and Compliance Excellence Award

This award celebrates the operations department, often the unsung heroes who go above and beyond. Judges were looking for an outstanding operations department that juggles the need for the business to make a profit, the demands of customers for high service levels and the absolute requirement to run legally at all times.

The 2018 shortlisted entries are:

Hermes UK

Moran Logistics

Whirlpool UK Appliances

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Partnership Award

This award celebrates genuine partnerships between: operator(s) and a customer; two or more operators working together; or operator(s) working with a supplier or consultant.

The 2018 shortlisted entries are:

Clipper Logistics plc

Eddie Stobart Logistics

Fowler Welch

Jigsaw

Pladis UK

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Safety in Operation Award

This award celebrates entrants who showed either an exceptional commitment to all-round operational safety or described a specific successful initiative designed to improve safety in a particular area of the operation. 

The 2018 shortlisted entries are:

Bibby Distribution

Expect Distribution

O'Donovan Waste Disposal

Owens Group UK

Suttons Transport Group

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Team of the Year

This award celebrates the group of people able to demonstrate that they have worked closely together to either deliver a major project or consistently over-achieved in their field of operation. 

The 2018 shortlisted entries are:

ArrowXL

DPD UK

Hermes UK

Pall-Ex

Transport for London

Wincanton

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Technical Excellence Award

This award celebrates whoever is responsible for managing the specification, acquisition, repair and maintenance and disposal of an operator’s fleet (be it an in-house department or a third party provider). To win this award entrants have to demonstrate industry-leading levels of cost efficiency, reliability, availability, safety and first-time annual test pass rates. Innovation is also essential – this could involve reducing fuel consumption, being more efficient or using technology creatively to solve a specific technical fleet problem.

The 2018 shortlisted entries are:

Brit European Transport

Terberg DTS UK

Whirlpool UK Appliances

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Temperature Controlled Operator of the Year

This award celebrates the best in chilled and frozen distribution. This award is for the operator that can demonstrate exceptionally high standards in the field of temperature controlled distribution in all the key aspects such as financial performance, hygiene, health and safety, care for the environment and innovation.

The 2018 shortlisted entries are:

McBurney Transport Group

Moran Logistics

NFT Distribution

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Training Award

This award celebrates businesses that have shown how they have improved the performance of their company or operation through training staff in the last 12 to 18 months. 

The 2018 shortlisted entries are:

Cemex UK Operations

DPD UK

Eddie Stobart Logistics

John Lewis

O'Donovan Waste Disposal

Whirlpool UK Appliances