The shortlist for the 33rd Motor Transport Awards has been revealed – and once again DPD UK leads the field with five entries making the cut, including Customer Care, which it has won in four of the last five years. DPD is hot on the heels of TNT, which won a record 33 trophies, with 27 titles including its forebear Parceline and must be confident of adding to its tally when the winners are announced at the Grosvenor House Hotel […]
The 2012 Haulier of the Year, CM Downton, is a family-run firm based in Moreton Valence, Gloucestershire. Despite MD Andy Downton’s self-deprecatory comments about the family just being simple West Country folk, the company is highly respected for its professionalism and consistent strong performance. In an industry characterised by brutally low margins, where hauliers are often confronted with the unpalatable choice of buying unprofitable business or protecting profit at the expense of turnover, Downton has achieved the remarkable feat of […]
Abbey Logistics Group has appointed Motor Transport Hall of Fame resident David Batty to lead its engineering department.
FreshLinc FreshLinc’s operations team oversees a 400-strong fleet and over 760 drivers across multiple depots whilst also managing around 16,000 movements a year from Belgium and the Netherlands. The team has revolutionised the way it works, taking the operation 98% paperless with all compliance managed digitally from HQ. It has adopted the UK’s first mobile Clandestine Check app to ensure drivers are safeguarded from migrant incursions as they cross borders. The team has also reacted rapidly to new compliance demands […]