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.
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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.
DAF Trucks UK
This Award is for the best use of applied technology to solve a problem or improve service by a road transport fleet operator.
RAC (in partnership with Original ADS)
Speedy Asset Servcies
C & D South West
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.
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.
Nottingham City Council
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.
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.
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)
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.
Tesco Grocery Home Shopping
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
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.
Westland Horticulture / KNP Logistics Group
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.
THE Pallet Network
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.
Abbey Logistics Group and Tarmac
Expect Distribution and Boost Drinks
Maple Fleet Services and partners
GXO and Kingspan Insulation
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.
O'Donovan Waste Disposal
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
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.
Renault Trucks UK & Ireland
Veolia & Electra Commercial Vehicles
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.