Delivering goods into busy towns and cities has always been a complex job for logistics operators, exacerbated in recent years with the introduction of air quality and safety regulations.

But industry has always risen to the challenge and we see shining examples every day of operators going above and beyond when it comes to finding cleaner, safer, more efficient methods to move goods in an urban environment.

If your company is one of those striving to make a difference in this area, then we want to hear from you.

The 'Motor Transport Urban Operator of the Year Award' has been created to give operators the opportunity to shout about some of the important work they are doing to mitigate the impact of delivery vehicles in built-up environments.

From using the latest ultra-low or zero-emission vehicles, through to ensuring your fleet is equipped with cutting-edge safety technology and your drivers comprehensively trained – whatever you are doing right, let us know about it.

Entering the awards is free of charge and involves a simple, online application, so what are you waiting for?

Shortlisted companies will be announced in Motor Transport magazine in June, with the winner revealed in a glitzy ceremony on 6 September at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.