Over Christmas and the New Year Motortransport.co.uk will count down the Power Players – the list of the 20 people who we believe have the most influence and exert the most control over the road transport industry. This list is by no means objective, but we’ve debated the merits of those on the list. You will find operators, clients, industry stakeholders and a few off-the-wall choices. Some are there because they exerted power in 2013, while others appear because we […]
10) Dwain McDonald Title: Chief executive, DPDgroup UK Five MT Awards in one night? Only McDonald has managed that. He might not like us saying it, but McDonald has led the biggest success story in UK road transport in not just the past year, but the past decade.
11) Violeta Bulc Title: European Commissioner for Transport Slovenian Bulc was described by the press as “not your average commissioner” – she has studied as a shaman and is a trained fire-walker and wrote a blog about her interest in positive energy forces. That to one side… she’s the most influential power when it comes to transport in Brussels.
12) Margrethe Vestager Title: European commissioner for competition Formerly the Deputy Prime-Minister of Denmark Vestager makes this list because she has one decision in her hands that could reshape the road transport industry, namely approving FedEx’s acquisition of TNT.