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 arising from Brexit which last year saw FreshLinc become one of the first companies to successfully register its fleet of international trailers ahead of Brexit, despite short notice from the government and in the midst of one of the company’s peak periods.

Judges praised the team’s use of innovation and technology and the flexible way it met rapidly moving compliance targets arising from Brexit.

Malcolm Logistics


Family firm Malcolm Logistics has a long established focus on operational and service quality, which has earned it a strong reputation within the industry.

Based in Newhouse in Scotland the firm is committed to offering value added solutions to its customer base, through innovation and challenge.

Strategically placed distribution centres provide 24-hour vehicle scheduling whilst the intermodal service offers end-to-end distribution of products through road and rail integration.

Warehousing facilities total 6 million sq ft of space, spread over key locations, three of which are rail-side. The business also manages considerable warehousing activities at a number of customers’ locations.

The FORS-accredited company prides itself on high levels of service, recently saving one client from potentially significant losses by overcoming a number of crisis situations arising from closures at the Forth Road Bridge and at Grangemouth port.

Judges were impressed with the strong family ethos and its commitment to high service and compliance levels.

Speedy Asset Services


Tools and equipment hire company Speedy Asset Services

has turned around its operational performance in just four years after it found itself with one red and two amber DVSA OCRSs.

The company, which operates a fleet of 399 vehicles and a team of 433 drivers, began by bringing in a full-time transport compliance manager who introduced stringent safety and training measures across the entire business, supported by tachographic analysis and efficient record keeping.

The turnaround was so impressive that in 2018 Speedy gained founder member status with DVSA’s Earned Recognition scheme after its audit scores averaged an impressive 99%.

Speedy is now proud to have blue Earned Recognition status and has not hit any DVSA triggers under the scheme for more than 18 months.

Judges said the company’s transformation into an industry exemplar and a founder member of the Earned Recognition scheme was an outstanding achievement.

Wincanton Container Logistics

Wincanton container truck for motor transport award

Wincanton Container Logistics has delivered high standards of operational performance over the past two years which have seen the company go from strength to strength.

Operating under the DVSA Earned Recognition scheme, the company uses trained and accredited managers and state of the art technology to rigorously monitor driver training and performance to achieve high levels of compliance.

The company has also delivered consistently high customer service levels, with on-time deliveries to clients reaching 99.1%.

This high level of operational performance is reflected in the company’s current growth rates which over the past two years have seen a 2% increase in revenue per working day, a rise of 12% in revenue per truck and revenue per mile, profitability boosted by 16% and a growth rate of over 5% per annum.

Judges praised the company for delivering industry leading standards and taking compliance to another level.

Wincanton for Screwfix

Wincanton for ScrewfixTruck1

With Screwfix opening around 50 Trade Counter (TC) stores a year since 2011, logistics partner Wincanton had to ensure this rapid growth did not undermine its safety and service levels.

Last year the fleet made 35,846 journeys, equating to 110,802 deliveries to over 690 TCs, whilst still managing to exceed its 99.65% target, achieving a score of 99.89%.

At the same time the company kept mileage to a minimum, with a mere 6% route increase, despite a 20% rise in TC delivery numbers and cut the numbers of trailers used.

Nor was safety sacrificed to cost saving with Wincanton, an Earned Recognition scheme member, applying rigorous driver training and telematics analysis to not only reduce collisions per million km but also clock up no lost time incidents in the whole of 2019.

Judges said Wincanton’s delivery record was impressive and hailed its high levels of safety and compliance.