The deadline for entries to the 2017 Motor Transport Awards has been extended to 17 March.

There are 20 awards categories to choose from - entry is free and companies can enter as many categories as they want, provided they meet the eligibility criteria.

Anyone entering the awards is advised to read each entry form carefully, as the judging panel will be looking for entries that specifically address the criteria set out for that category.

The awards will again be judged by panels made up of senior industry figures, which is what makes the iconic bronze trophies so sought after.

Last year  Malcolm Logistics was crowned Haulier of the Year in front of 1,600 of the industry’s finest at the 31st Motor Transport Awards.

The evening’s festivities, which welcomed back TV and radio personality Jonathan Ross as host, also saw Hermes, Samworth Brothers Supply Chain and DPD UK scoop awards.

Hermes’s peak time delivery planning team was named team of the year, while DPD picked up awards for Customer Care, Training and Business Excellence.

Samworth Brothers claimed the Temperature Controlled Operator of the year title, and newcomers Arrow XL picked up the Home Delivery Operator of the year and Best Use of Technology awards.

The 2017 winners to be revealed on 5 July at London's Grosvenor House Hotel.