Don Burton with Carol

The 36th Motor Transport Awards are now open for entries with the deadline set for 22 April.

The shortlist will be announced on 20 June and the winners will be presented with their trophies at a glittering ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on 7 September.

For over three decades, the Motor Transport Awards have been seen as a benchmark for excellence among UK road transport fleet operators, vehicle manufacturers and other innovators.

While 2021 saw a return to a semblance of normality for much of the UK it remained a challenging period for many operators, making it even more important to reflect the achievements of an industry that really is the lifeblood of the economy.

For a full list of categories and details on how to enter go to and you could be wearing a smile as wide as Don-Bur founder Donald Burton, winner of the 2021 Service to Industry Award, pictured with one of last year’s hosts Carol Vorderman.