After much debate and analysis, an independent panel of cross-industry judges have hand-picked the finalists of the 2013 MT Awards.

The judging took place over two days at the Hilton Leicester hotel, with each session lasting three hours, and chaired by a member of the MT editorial team.

With the awards, now in their 27th year, being held in such high esteem by the industry, MT has enlisted the voice of the X Factor, Peter Dixon, to reveal the 2013 MT Awards finalists.

This year’s Motor Transport Awards TV is sponsored by Goodyear Tyres. Adam Stanton, commercial marketing manager at Goodyear, told MT: “The MT Awards are the Oscars of the commercial fleet world and we’ve chosen to sponsor them because they help to celebrate and recognise innovation, outstanding service, and efficiency – factors that we too at Goodyear value highly.”

To hear which categories and finalists stand out for Stanton, along with MT editor Steve Hobson, watch the Motor Transport Awards shortlist video below.

The winners of the 2013 MT Awards will be revealed on 3 July at the Grosvenor House hotel, London. To book your place, go to