2021 Shortlist

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the Motor Transport Awards 2021

Congratulations to all of our finalists and thank you to those who took the time to enter this year.

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

Tables at the awards are currently sold out. To join our waiting list please email mtawards@roadtransport.com

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

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Apprenticeship of the Year

Partnered with


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.

Clipper Logistics

DAF Trucks UK

DPD UK

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Best Use of Technology Award

Partnered with


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

RAC (in partnership with Original ADS)

Speedy Asset Servcies

Travis Perkins

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Business Excellence Award
Partnered with



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.

C & D South West

DPD UK

Expect Distribution

Hermes UK

Wren Kitchens

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Clean Fleet Van of the Year

Partnered with


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.

Fiat Professional

MAXUS

Stellantis

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Clean Fleet Van Operator of the Year

Partnered with


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

Nottingham City Council

UPS

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Customer Care Award

Partnered with


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.

Cazoo

DPD UK

EV Cargo

Panther Logistics

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Fleet Truck of the Year

Partnered with


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 tractor unit that best delivers what fleet operators want.

DAF XF

MAN TGX

Volvo FM

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Haulier of the Year

Partnered with


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.

Abbey Logistics Group

Elddis Transport (Consett)

Expect Distribution

Knowles Transport

Miniclipper Logistics

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Home Delivery Operator of the Year

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

Hermes UK

Panther Logistics

Tesco Grocery Home Shopping

Wren Kitchens

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Innovation Award

Partnered with


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.

Balfour Beatty Plant & Fleet Services

Brigade Electronics

eDriving

Lytx Europe

TyreWatch.com

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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.

BJS Haulage

Construct IT

Menzies Distribution

Westland Horticulture / KNP Logistics Group

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Low Carbon Award

Partnered with


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.

Hermes UK

HOVIS

THE Pallet Network

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Operational Excellence Award

Partnered with


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.

Air Products

HOVIS

pladis Global

Wren Kitchens

XPO Logistics

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Partnership 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.

Abbey Logistics Group and Tarmac

Expect Distribution and Boost Drinks

Maple Fleet Services and partners

XPO Logistics and Kingspan Insulation

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Safety in Operation Award

Partnered with


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.

Expect Distribution

NuVech Solutions

O'Donovan Waste Disposal

Wren Kitchens

XPO Logistics

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Team of the Year

Partnered with


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 Group and ADM UK

Collett & Sons

Hermes UK

Stagefreight

Wincanton

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Technical Excellence Award

Partnered with


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.

CHEREAU

Renault Trucks UK & Ireland

Veolia & Electra Commercial Vehicles

Volta Trucks

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Training Award

Partnered with


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.

Aggregate Industries

Greenergy Flexigrid

Tesco

Wren Kitchens

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Urban Delivery Operator of the Year

Partnered with


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.

DPD UK

HOVIS

Zedify