Completing the line up of our three new awards for excellence is MT’s new Technical Excellence Award, sponsored by Hankook Tyre UK.Whoever is responsible for managing the specification, acquisition, repair and maintenance and disposal of an operator’s fleet (be it an in-house department or a third party provider) to win this award they have to demonstrate industry-leading levels of cost efficiency, reliability, availability, safety and first-time annual test pass rates. Innovation is also essential – this could involve reducing fuel consumption, being more efficient or using technology creatively to solve a specific technical fleet problem.

If you previously entered our Fleet Engineer of the Year award this is the category for you and your team to enter this year.

David Thorp

David Thorp (pictured), UK sales manager – TBR at Hankook Tyre UK, says: “Hankook is pleased to continue their category sponsorship at the 2014 Motor Transport Awards. The award change from Fleet Engineer of the Year to Technical Excellence Award will now recognise the work of the team who have always been in the background but contributed to make the previous individual award category possible.”