Shortlist 2020

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the Motor Transport Awards 2020. Congratulations to all of our finalists and thank you to those who took the time to enter this year. 

We have now added the Fleet Truck of the Year Award, see our finalists in the list below.

Please note there is no shortlist for the Service to Industry Award and the winner will be revealed at the ceremony.

If you have any questions about the awards please do email mtawards@roadtransport.com

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Apprenticeship of the Year

Sponsored by


Apprenticeships play a vital part in recruiting and retaining the best talent so this Award is to recognise the most successful schemes in the last 12 months.

CM Downton

DAF Trucks

Motus Commercials

Tesco

XPO Logistics UK

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Best Use of Technology Award
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This Award is for the best use of applied technology to solve a problem or improve service by a road transport fleet operator.

DPD UK

Elis

Freshlinc

Pall-Ex (UK)

Palletforce

Tarmac

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Business Excellence Award
Sponsored by


A fleet operator may be highly compliant and deliver great service but if does not have a successful business model it won’t around for long. This award recognises the fleet operator with a proven record in delivering a sustainable financial performance.

Hermes

O'Donovan Waste Disposal

Palletforce

Wren Kitchens

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Clean Fleet Van of the Year

Sponsored by

This award is for the clean van below 7.5 tonnes GVW that is leading the way from drawing board to volume sales. It can be powered by any low emissions alternative to diesel including batteries, hydrogen, biofuels and hybrid drivetrains.

Astra Vehicle Technologies: Hybrid IVECO Daily

Bevan Group: Voltia Van

IVECO: Daily CNG

Maxus (formerly LDV): EV80

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Clean Fleet Van Operator of the Year

Sponsored by

This Award is for the operator of a fleet of 11 or more vans under 7.5 tonnes GVW that can demonstrate leadership in adopting low emissions vehicles including battery electric, hydrogen and hybrids.

DPD UK

Menzies Distribution

UPS

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Customer Care Award

Sponsored by


Customer care isn’t just about having a call centre to answer customer queries – this Award is for those fleet operators who live and breath customer service throughout the organisation.

DFDS

DPD UK

Gist

Paul Ponsonby

Stagefreight

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Fleet Truck of the Year

Sponsored by


The Fleet Truck of the Year award showcases the best truck of the year. 

DAF XF

Mercedes-Benz Actros

Scania R-series

Volvo FH

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Haulier of the Year

Sponsored by


The blue riband Award for UK HGV fleet operators running 11 or more trucks, the MT Haulier of the Year is the ultimate mark of excellence in road freight transport.

Boughey Distribution

Expect Distribution

Fowler Welch

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Home Delivery Operator of the Year

Sponsored by


The rise and rise of online retail has meant a boom in home delivery and this Award is for the best operator in this fast-growing innovative sector.

DPD UK

Keen and Able

Wren Kitchens

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Innovation Award

Sponsored by


The road transport sector is going through unprecedented levels of change as it strives to deliver great service while cutting emissions, improving safety and addressing the skills shortage – all while turning a decent profit. This Award is for the most innovative new product or service that addresses any of these issues.

Alun Griffiths (Contractors)

Electra Commercial Vehicles

Grid Smarter Cities

Microlise

Palletforce

Vision Techniques

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Livery of the Year

Trucks are mobile billboards seen by millions of people every year and this Award is for the fleet operator who has come up with an eye-catching livery that both informs and entertains.

Farrall's Group

KNP Logistics Group

Malcolm Group

Q Delivery Services

Roberts Bakery

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Low Carbon Award

Sponsored by


Never has the issue of climate change and carbon emissions been higher on the agenda. This Award is for the fleet operator who can show real progress in cutting carbon emissions over the past 12 months.

Hovis

John Lewis Partnership

Royal Mail

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Operational Excellence Award

Sponsored by


The operations team of any fleet operator are often the unsung heroes who make the business tick. Balancing the need for the business to make money and deliver great service while remaining fully compliant is what is needed to win this Award.

Freshlinc

Malcolm Logistics

Speedy Asset Services

Wincanton Container Logistics

Wincanton for Screwfix

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Partnership Award

Sponsored by 


The word ‘partnership’ is often misused to describe a long-term contract – to win this Award a fleet operator must show they are in a successful and genuine partnership with a customer, another operator or a supplier to deliver measurable gains for all the partners.

Abbey Logistics

Armstrong Logistics

C Butt

Knights of Old Group

Think Logistics

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Safety in Operation Award

Sponsored by


Making sure everyone in a fleet operation gets home in one piece every night should be the top priority for every business. This Award recognises excellence in a company-wide safety culture or a specific safety-related initiative.

Air Products

Balfour Beatty Plant & Fleet Services

Bibby Distribution

O'Donovan Waste Disposal

RT Keedwell Group

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Team of the Year

Sponsored by

Teamwork is the essence of a successful fleet operation and this Award recognises the best examples of pulling a group of people together – often from different departments, disciplines or companies – to solve a particular problem. Or it could be recognition for a particularly strong team that goes above and beyond every day to deliver strong results.

Abbey Logistics

ArrowXL

DPD UK

Fortec Distribution Network

Palletforce

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Technical Excellence Award

Sponsored by


Trucks, trailers and other equipment are at the heart of any fleet and this Award is for either the operator who can show a strong record in fleet management or a vehicle manufacturer who developed a really innovative technical solution for its customers in the past 12 months.

Aspoeck Systems

Bibby Distribution

CameraMatics

Tesco

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Training Award

Sponsored by


It is no coincidence that some of the UK’s most successful companies show a real commitment to training and staff development. This Award is for the fleet operator who can demonstrate the true value of training other than apprenticeships within the organisation.

Abbey Logistics

DPD UK

Fowler Welch

O'Donovan Waste Disposal

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Urban Delivery Operator of the Year

Sponsored by


As the UK’s towns and cities get more crowded the challenges of delivering goods and services in these urban environment get ever more complex. Clean air zones, safety of vulnerable road users and dealing with congestion and limited kerb space are just some of the challenges. This Award is for the fleet operator specialising in urban operations of any kind who can demonstrate excellence in difficult environment.

CitySprint

DPD UK

Gnewt by Menzies Distribution

Martin Brower UK