AWARD CATEGORIES

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

When you enter you will be required to register yourself, upon doing so, you will receive an email from mtawards@roadtransport.com Once you've received this please click the Activate link in the email to confirm the set up.

You will then be able to complete your entry. All entries to the awards are free of charge.

You can return at any point using your login credentials to manage your account and modify your entry until the closing date.

  • To enter the awards please complete an entry form on the website filling out all relevant fields and uploading your PDF submission for each category. 
  • PDF submissions should be approximately 1000 words fulfilling the category criteria – entries that do not comply will be marked down or rejected.
  • Read carefully the description of the category you wish to enter. Most categories are only open to commercial vehicle operators – please check the category criteria to ensure you are eligible to enter.

Please see below a full list of our categories this year. Click on each category to reveal the criteria for entering or download our entry guide to read the criteria for all awards.

Entries will close on Friday 29 April and our shortlist will be announced Monday 20 June.

Partnered with Total Energies


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.

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

Partnered with Hireco UK


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.

Partnered with Close Brothers Vehicle Hire

The end of sales of new diesel and petrol vans in 2030 means that in the next 10 years low carbon emissions vehicles will have to step up and start delivering for fleet operators. This award is for the clean van that is already showing that alternative fuels are a viable proposition and not just green window dressing.

Partnered with Renault Trucks


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.

Partnered with Pall-Ex


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

Unlike some other truck of the year awards which are chosen by journalists, the Motor Transport Fleet Truck of the Year is selected by a panel of operators with real world experience of running fleets. The award goes to the 44-tonne 6x2 tractor unit that best delivers what fleet operators want.

Partnered with Tevva


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.

Partnered with Zenith


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.

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.

Partnered with Pallletline

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.

Partnered with Fraikin


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.

Partnered with Hankook Tyre UK


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.

Partnered with Partners&


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.

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.

Partnered with Aquarius IT


This is the only Motor Transport Award given to an individual and is for the person who has made an outstanding contribution to the road transport industry in the previous 12 months.

Partnered with HIAB


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.

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.

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.