10) Humberto Delgado Rosa – Director for adaptation to climate change and low carbon technology, DG Climate Action, European Commission Who we here you say? Delgado Rosa is one of the most influential European policy wonks you will never have heard of.
Throughout 2013 the Motortransport.co.uk editorial team has worked hard to bring its loyal readers the very best breaking news in the industry. So, if you will forgive just one indulgence, here are our highlights of the year.
Arriving at Park Lane for the start of the MT Awards is where the buzz really starts to build – and in 2013 the atmosphere was given an extra twist as our 1,600 guests were greeted by the world famous Mariachi band. They didn’t actually get much chance to play as everyone – RTM MD Andy Salter and myself included – wanted to have their photo taken with the band. Don’ you whant me babee?
11) Geoff Dunning, chief exec, RHA and 12) Theo de Pencier, chief exec, FTA While the year-end disappointment of the failure to get a cut in fuel duty may rankle, with hindsight the joint campaigning between the industry’s pre-eminent trade associations (fronted by the FairFuelUK lobby) may be seen as a masterstroke. During this time of “austerity Britain”; “We’re all in it together” and “fixing the roof while the sun shines” holding off a lucrative tax rise for the Treasury […]
This year, 3PLs have won millions in new and renewed business from retailers, manufacturers and service providers in the UK and beyond; some more business than others. Motortransport.co.uk takes a look at 2013’s top contract wins.
Completing the line up of our three new awards for excellence is MT’s new Technical Excellence Award, sponsored by Hankook Tyre UK.
Another new category in the 2014 Motor Transport Awards will be Operational and Compliance Excellence, sponsored by tachograph and road transport legislation experts Tachodisc.
13) Tony Devlin, regional officer, Unite “We are lucky to have an exceptional officer in Tony Devlin to work with,” retired industry stalwart Peter Larner told Motortransport.co.uk earlier this year in reference to the Unite officer’s skill in negotiating between transport bosses and workers.
This year has seen many companies in the parcels sector thrive as carriers move record volumes and consumers continue to do more of their shopping online. But while this has encouraged some parcel carriers to invest heavily in their networks and offer more services to their customers, 2013 has also bought with it more challenges for many operators who have struggled to keep apace with the rapidly changing industry. Motortransport.co.uk has compiled a list of the biggest stories in that […]
14) Phil Shaw, MD, Norbert Dentressangle Logistics UK With a staff of over 10,000 under his wing and high-profile clients including Asda, B&Q, Carlsberg and Marks & Spencer to keep happy, Norbert Dentressangle Logistics UK MD Phil Shaw is a man who obviously likes a challenge.