Fleet Van Operator of the Year, sponsored by Renault Trucks, has been added to the line up of 2016 Motor Transport Awards, reflecting the growing importance of vans in the UK transport industry. Over 370,000 new vans were registered in 2015, up 15% on the year before, according to the SMMT. Fleet Van Operator of the Year is open to any operator running 11 or more vans up to 7.5t GVW and judges will be looking for evidence of high […]
Andrew Palmer, MD at Motor Transport Award-winning Suttons Group, is to retire at the end of April. John Sutton, who currently manages the group’s international division, will take on Palmer’s responsibilities as group MD from 1 May. Palmer (pictured second from right with Christine Bond of Mexichem Fluor) will step down from his full-time executive role on 30 April, but will join parent company Thomas Cradley Holdings’ (TCH) board as non-executive director in May. TCH chairman Michael Sutton said: “The […]
Temperature controlled distribution remains one of the key elements of the UK road transport sector, with the chilled and frozen food market estimated at more than £15bn a year.
The deadline for entries to the 2017 Motor Transport Awards has been extended to 17 March. There are 20 awards categories to choose from – entry is free and companies can enter as many categories as they want, provided they meet the eligibility criteria. Anyone entering the awards is advised to read each entry form carefully, as the judging panel will be looking for entries that specifically address the criteria set out for that category. The awards will again be judged […]