Motor Transport has launched a new category for the 34th Motor Transport Awards – Clean Fleet Van Operator of the Year. The new award sponsored by Renault Trucks is to recognise those van operators that are the early adopters in the drive to decarbonise road freight transport by taking the bold step of investing in low carbon vehicles and refuelling infrastructure. Just 1% of the 311,000 vans registered in 2019 (source: SMMT) were electric, but these clean vehicles will quickly […]
The 2014 Motor Transport Awards will be open for entries in January 2014 and the categories have now been confirmed. Among the exciting new categories for 2014 are Operational and Compliance Excellence, Technical Excellence and Business Excellence – each designed to reflect the three most significant aspects of running a successful transport operation. A top ops department has to juggle the needs of the business to run profitably and legally compliant at all times, while the technical team has to keep the fleet safe, […]
APC Overnight APC Overnight claims to operate the largest next day parcel network in the UK, with more than 120 regional depots supported by two central processing hubs. The Essington, Wolverhampton company is a cooperative with shareholding members made up from the courier companies. APC says that its cooperative approach enables it to set industry standards in customer care. The judges were impressed that APC presented independent research carried out by the Triangle Consultancy which had investigated customer loyalty among 14 […]
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?