Meet the MT Awards shortlists – Apprenticeship of the Year sponsored by Total Lubricants

August 3, 2020 Admin Support

CM Downton Downton’s apprenticeship programmes, covering driving, administration and mechanic roles, are a key strand of the company’s recruitment strategy. They’re particularly focused on apprentices benefiting from the support of more experienced colleagues to help develop their vocational skills. The company has designed a programme that delivers a return as well as creating opportunities for young and female drivers and those from more diverse backgrounds. After gaining their licence, apprentices partner up with an experienced mentor to learn skills on […]


Meet the MT Awards shortlists – Safety in Operation sponsored by VisionTrack

July 27, 2020 Admin Support

Air Products Air Products set itself the ambitious goal of being the safest industrial gas company, with a target of zero accidents and incidents and a philosophy that all accidents are preventable. It has 353 drivers and 278 vehicles making approximately 220,000 deliveries a year to customers ranging from large industrial sites to small leisure facilities. The firm upgraded its fleet to reduce incidents when manoeuvring in tight space or navigating city centres by introducing a customised system of cameras, […]


Meet the MT Awards shortlists – Clean Fleet Van of the Year sponsored by Close Brothers

July 20, 2020 Admin Support

Astra Vehicle Technologies Hybrid Iveco Daily Astra Vehicle Technologies impressed our judges by pulling out the stops to produce the UK’s first plug-in hybrid Iveco Daily panel van. Drivers can select three hybrid modes via an integrated LCD display, seamlessly combining electric motor and diesel engine power, to ensure total flexibility of operation and no range anxiety. The Hybrid Iveco Daily delivers seamless transition from diesel to electric when needed, using GPS to automatically switch from diesel to electric when […]


Meet the MT Awards shortlists – Business Excellence Award sponsored by Hireco

July 13, 2020 Admin Support

Hermes Hermes UK delivers over 400 million parcels a year and has experienced double-digit growth for the past seven years. The company has invested over £100m in the UK since 2016 on projects such as its £30m Rugby super-hub. It is also planning to build an automated parcel distribution centre in Barnsley, due for completion in 2022. The £60m development will be the largest of its kind in Europe and create around 1,300 jobs. Hermes is now looking at advances […]


Meet the MT Awards shortlists – Operational Excellence Award sponsored by Jigsaw

July 6, 2020 Admin Support

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 […]


Meet the MT Awards shortlists – Fleet Truck of the Year sponsored by Texaco Lubricants

June 28, 2020 Admin Support

DAF XF Having won the title twice in the past four years, it is no surprise to see the DAF XF again on the shortlist. What makes the XF such a good fleet truck? One of our panel of operators summed it up: “Best purchase price, best back up, good driver appeal, fuel performance which is consistent with its competitors, good parts availability and conservative development over a long period of time meaning that in-house maintenance is still an option.” […]


Meet the MT Awards shortlists – Best Use of Technology Award sponsored by Bridgestone

June 21, 2020 Admin Support

DPD DPD’s morning delivery operation had become a victim of the company’s own success. With volumes rising 10% a year, by 2018, DPD’s 65 depots were stretched to their limits with deliveries increasingly delayed. Something had to change. DPD’s solution was to use handpicked staff, including experienced DPD drivers, to develop a new route optimisation system. Using Quantum, DPD’s 7,000 drivers now hit the road 45 minutes earlier than before and are routed more efficiently to delivery addresses. Improvements include […]


Meet the MT Awards shortlists – Technical Excellence Award sponsored by Hankook

June 14, 2020 Admin Support

Aspoeck The Aspoeck Radar Pedestrian Detection system uses advanced radar technology to detect pedestrians in the area behind a vehicle. If the person is present and the vehicle starts to reverse, the brakes will automatically be applied. The system can be set for narrow spaces and vehicles with equipment at the rear that inhibit other forms of detection. The zone detection technology works with a radar sensor that can be programmed with a field width of up to three metres. […]


Meet the MT Awards shortlists – Livery of the Year

June 6, 2020 Admin Support

Farrall’s Group Key to the organisation’s recent rebranding as Farrall’s Group was a desire to create a striking and professional livery with a modern lease of life. A new main icon was introduced – a combination of the F & G from Farrall’s Group – which looks to highlight the company’s ability to work as a team. The existing colour palate of red and amber was retained but with more depth and flare than in previous designs. Farrall’s also introduced […]


Meet the MT Awards shortlists – Haulier of the Year sponsored by Volvo

May 23, 2020 Admin Support

Boughey Distribution Based in Wardle, Cheshire, Boughey Distribution is part of the NWF Group. Established in 1964, the company employs 600 people and works with many of the UK’s major food industry brands to provide ambient storage and distribution services, together with a range of specialist services. From its 48-acre site, the company operates a fleet of 125 vehicles and 250 trailers and has 900,000sq ft of warehousing space. This year, Boughey is planning to increase its storage capacity from […]