Meet the MT Awards shortlists – Training Award sponsored by Palletforce

September 14, 2020 Admin Support

Abbey Logistics A host of improvements at Abbey Logistics, including a 58% reduction in ‘at fault’ RTAs and a drop of more than a fifth in vehicle damage, have followed significant investment in its driver training team. At the beginning of the process, the company decided to focus on several core objectives: to be the best in class for driver skill, quality and behaviour; to increase driver retention; to reduce incidents; and to establish tailored training for individual drivers. The […]


Meet the MT Awards shortlists – Partnership Award sponsored by MAN

September 7, 2020 Admin Support

Abbey Logistics and Hovis Since November 2018, Abbey Logistics has worked with Hovis to modernise its supply chain, creating operational visibility by sharing in-depth real-time performance data. Together they have built dependability and flexibility in the supply of flour to Hovis’ bakeries, cut costs, improved working practices and built engagement from drivers and on-site teams. Abbey says the success of the partnership has come through unlocking the operational data held within the contract and maintaining an open and honest relationship. […]


Meet the MT Awards shortlists – Low Carbon Award sponsored by Fraikin

August 30, 2020 Admin Support

JLP John Lewis Partnership (JLP) has committed to a zero-carbon commercial vehicle fleet by 2045, with an interim target of fully fossil-free vehicles by the early 2030s.A plan spanning JLP’s 600 heavy trucks, 750 refrigerated trailers, 1,750 home delivery vans and light trucks and 20 farm vehicles has been developed. JLP began trials of two Waitrose-branded, biomethane-fuelled Scania 4×2 tractor units in 2016. The successful pilot scheme was followed by the introduction of a further 83 biomethane-fuelled vehicles between 2017 […]


Meet the MT Awards shortlists – Clean Fleet Van Operator of the Year sponsored by Renault Trucks

August 24, 2020 Admin Support

DPD In line with is wider urban delivery strategy, parcels firm DPD is building its all-electric fleet in “double-quick” time. By the end of 2020 it plans for more than 600 vehicles – around 10% of its fleet – to be fully electric, up from 147 by the end of 2019. Six electric models feature on its new fleet, with DPD continuing to encourage vehicle manufacturers to up the pace in bringing new models to market. Largest of these is […]


Meet the MT Awards shortlists – Team of the Year sponsored by HIAB

August 17, 2020 Admin Support

Abbey Logistics and British Sugar In 2016, Abbey Logistics took over the British Sugar transport contract, a large scale operation that sees 400,000 tonnes of bulk sugar delivered a year and 300 UK deliveries each week. The joint Abbey Logistics and British Sugar team has developed a fully integrated, cost-effective and secure business alliance, which according to the entry “practises, shares and promotes teamwork in every aspect of the contract”. The results included 99% on-time delivery in 2018/19, transport cost […]


Meet the MT Awards shortlists – Urban Delivery Operator of the Year sponsored by MyTransportPlanner

August 10, 2020 Admin Support

CitySprint Same-day courier CitySprint is reducing the impact of its operation on the environment by expanding its zero-emission fleet, forging strategic partnerships with industry leaders and utilising innovative technology to boost efficiency and sustainability. In its green fleet, to enable the flexibility it needs as a same-day operation, City Sprint uses a variety of vehicles including pedal bikes, electric cargo bikes, electric vans and a hydrogen van. It is committed to trialling new, clean technology as it emerges. The business […]


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 […]