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 […]
United Biscuits has taken delivery of 20 tri-axle longer semi-trailers from Cartwright. The own-account operator, known for brands such as KP Nuts, Jaffa Cakes and McVities, is running the 15.6m curtainsiders from its DC in Ashby de la Zouche, Leicestershire. The rear command-steer trailers are painted in six different liveries and have insulated load bearing curtains to protect their chocolate products. Rob Wright, United Biscuits UK and Ireland logistics controller, said: “We can now get 60 pallets on these longer […]
Cemex, which has been shortlisted for the Motor Transport Safety in Operation award, has achieved Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (Fors) gold status for its national fleet.
The 2013 MT Awards will be presented at the Grosvenor House in London on 3 July – and the road to the collecting one of the 18 iconic trophies starts in January when the entry forms go online. The categories for 2013 will be (new awards are in italics): Customer Care; Haulier of the Year; Fleet Van of the Year; Repair & Maintenance Workshop of the Year; Fleet Engineer of the Year; Training; Best Use of Technology; Fleet Driver of the Year; Fleet Truck of […]