AWARD CATEGORIES

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.

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.

Entries will close on Thursday 28 March so be sure to make your submission before this date.


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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.

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

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The end of sales of new diesel and petrol vans in 2030 means that in the next seven years low carbon or zero emissions van 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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This award is for the transport operator that has come up with successful methods to recruit, develop and retain the best new talent to meet the company’s future business needs.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Open to fleet operators of any type of commercial vehicle, this award is for companies that can show they have a clear strategy to ensure the business is environmentally, socially and financially sustainable.

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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.

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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.

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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.