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 […]


Meet the MT Awards shortlists – Customer Care Award sponsored by Palletline

May 9, 2020 Admin Support

DFDS In 2019 DFDS Cold Chain excelled in every aspect of its business thanks to a commitment at all levels to consistently exceeding customers’ expectations. With 240 staff, up from 170 in 2018, and a fleet of 398 trucks and trailers operating from six depots from Cheshire to the Suffolk coast DFDS Cold Chain distributes chilled and frozen foods for major customers including all the large supermarkets. Last year it achieved a 35% rise in turnover and a 55% boost […]


Meet the MT Awards shortlists – Innovation Award sponsored by Goodyear

May 2, 2020 Admin Support

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Alun Griffiths (Contractors) designed a unique utility vehicle (above) to overcome health and safety challenges for employees, alongside boosting load capacity and reducing emissions. To build the new vehicle, which was to be used on the firm’s Welsh Water Utility Repair and Maintenance Framework, Alun Griffiths engaged with dealership Day’s Motor Group, body conversion specialist Britt-tip and its own workforce. The new vehicle is based on an IVECO Daily 7.2-tonne Euro-6 tipper, with lighter cab, increased payload […]


Meet the MT Awards shortlists – Home Delivery Operator of the Year sponsored by Pall-Ex

April 27, 2020 Admin Support

DPD When DPD approached major customers for feedback on its performance the message came back loud and clear – deliver those “tiny noticeable things” which, as one chief executive explained, “separates the truly great companies from the rest.” To that end, DPD launched its Tiny Noticeable Things campaign aimed at creating a more personal home delivery service. First it turned to its consumers, asking them, via its DPD customer app, what additional services they would like. Ideas came thick and […]


Motor Transport Awards moved to November 2020

April 18, 2020 Admin Support

The 2020 Motor Transport Awards have been rescheduled to 17 November to minimise the risk of disruption due to the coronavirus. The biggest event in the road transport calendar was originally planned for 1 July and later postponed to 27 August but, with uncertainty remaining over when the government lockdown will end, Motor Transport is delighted to have secured a November date at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane. “As no one yet knows for sure when government […]