Urban Operator of the Year
While the pandemic temporarily saw traffic congestion ease and some clean air zones delayed, it also presented urban operators with a host of new challenges. Social distancing for example is never easy in crowded cities and finding ways to keep a safe distance while delivering the goods has just been one of them.
This category is to recognise the innovative solutions the transport industry has developed to keep our towns and cities safe, clean and quiet while maintaining strong and resilient supply chains.
This award is open to any road transport operator delivering into urban areas including final-mile couriers, post and parcels carriers, urban distribution operators, retailers, construction hauliers, local authorities and waste collection operations.
Judges will be looking for:
- Initiatives that tackle key city delivery challenges such as emissions, noise, vulnerable road user safety and congestion;
- The use of low emissions vehicles or technology;
- A strategy for compliance with all current and future regulations on clean air, direct vision etc;
- Taking opportunities such as out of hours deliveries or consolidation centres to reduce both cost and environmental impact.