Action was needed to address an increase in collision rates at Fowler Welch and improve the fleet’s fuel consumption. In response, the company turned its focus towards its people, its fleet and its technology. This led to an investment in both the size and scope of its driver development team; its replacement programme and procurement strategy; and an upgrade of its telematics. It chose to concentrate on three aspects of its business: environmental social responsibility; staying safe on the roads; […]
DPD is the UK’s leading domestic parcels carrier, with 10 consecutive years of profit growth. It has more than doubled turnover since 2013 and 2019 was another successful year, with turnover up £72m to £1.38bn. Its 15,000-strong team delivers 263 million parcels a year from 65 depots for 7,500 customers, including ASOS, John Lewis, Selfridges and Next. Around 70% of its top 100 customers have been with it for five years or more, and a survey in January 2019 found […]
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.
Ray Ashworth had an illustrious career at DAF Trucks but it was his work to improve the industry’s image, promote career opportunities and develop apprenticeships that won over the judges.