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Haulier of the Year shortlist profiled

May 11, 2012 Steve Hobson

CM Downton This family-run firm based in Moreton Valence, Gloucestershire, has achieved the remarkable feat of growing turnover and doubling operating profit since the credit crunch struck in 2008, a performance described as “spectacular” by one judge. In an industry where a profit margin of 3% or 4% is not unusual, Downton’s 8.3% return on sales while maintaining strong revenue growth is impressive. The company remains confident in the future too, and a spate of contract wins means turnover is […]

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Network of the Year shortlist profiled

May 10, 2012 Chris Druce

Palletways (UK) Palletways has a Europe-wide network of more than 300 members handling some 27,000 pallets per day across the group. Its central hub in Lichfield is supported via centrally-owned sites in London (Greenford and Dartford) and a Scottish hub in Edinburgh. Its UK business, the engine room of the group operation, has more than 100 members that deliver up to 20,000 pallets  day. The network has KPIs in place monitoring vehicle utilisation across the network (members); it also tracks […]

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Fleet Engineer of the Year shortlist profiled

May 8, 2012 Steve Hobson

Andrew Davis, Carlsberg UK As the only major UK brewer with its own delivery service, Carlsberg UK takes a different approach to serving its on-trade customers. This extends to the focus for fleet engineer Andrew Davis on improving the efficiency of the operation while delivering best in class service. Carlsberg UK operates 330 trucks and 150 trailers, and focuses on operating costs over an eight year life span rather than initial purchase price when speccing vehicles. Davis has developed a […]

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Fleet Driver of the Year shortlist profiled

May 1, 2012 Steve Hobson

  After two days intensive judging, the shortlists for the 2012 Motor Transport Awards have been selected. Here we preview the finalists in the Fleet Driver of the Year category.   Paul Allen, Royal Mail In 2004, Paul Allen, a driver with Royal Mail since 1990, became an instructor and in 2008 a driver coach. Focusing on key aspects of driver performance, Allen has been instrumental in Royal Mail’s safety and fuel efficiency drives. By identifying and encouraging positive driver […]

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Awards shortlist revealed!

April 30, 2012 Steve Hobson

The shortlist for the Motor Transport Awards has been revealed. After two days of intensive judging by over 50 leading independent industry figures, the cream of the crop of entries for road transport’s premier awards was selected. To see the full list of finalists go to http://www.mtawards.co.uk/mtawards2012/shortlist-2012 where you can also book your tickets to see who walks away with the 18 trophies on the big night on 13 June.

Fleet Van of the Year shortlist and the Fleet Truck Choice is announced
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Fleet Truck and Fleet Van shortlist unveiled

April 24, 2012 Harry Richmond

The race to be named Motor Transport’s Fleet Truck and Fleet Van of the Year hotted up with the announcement the MT Awards shortlists at the CV Show. Long lists for the coveted titles were drawn up by a panel of operators and the shortlists selected by an online vote by registered readers of Motor Transport. The shortlist for Fleet Van of the Year, revealed by Richard Gosling, sales director of sponsor CVS, is: Ford Transit; Iveco Daily; Mercedes-Benz Sprinter; Renault Kangoo […]

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Come dine with us

April 4, 2012 Steve Hobson

Last year’s 25th anniversary Motor Transport Awards were a sell-out, so to make sure you get a seat at the biggest night in the road transport calendar book now! With more than 1,500 of the top movers and shakers in road transport expected to pack the Great Room at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel to see who collects the 18 Motor Transport Awards tickets are selling fast. Guests will also be entertained by a top line up of entertainers, and – […]

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Deadline extended for entries

March 20, 2012 Steve Hobson

It is not too late to enter this year’s Motor Transport Awards. The deadline for entering the 2012 Awards has been extended until 30 March, so go to the website, check the categories where you think you have a great story to tell and download an entry form now. The entry process is simple STEP 1 Tell us in no more than 1,000 words what you have achieved and why your firm/individual deserves an award. STEP 2 Download and complete […]

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Vote now for Fleet Truck and Fleet Van of the Year

March 8, 2012 Steve Hobson

The Motor Transport Fleet Truck and Fleet Van of the Year are so highly valued because they are chosen by you, the operator. A jury of leading operators and journalists has drawn up a long list of eligible vehicles. To have your say on which of these are named Fleet Truck and Fleet Van 2012 VOTE NOW – and you could win £500! You can only vote for one van and one truck – so make it count. All entrants […]

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Calling all high performing teams

March 8, 2012 Steve Hobson

Are you a member or manager of a high performing team working in road transport? If so you need to enter the new Team of the Year category of the Motor Transport Awards. Created to recognise the very best in team working, the Team of the Year award will go to the group of people who can show outstanding performance in 2011. Go to mtawards.co.uk for the full award criteria and download an entry form by the deadline of 16 […]