Shortlist 2024

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the Motor Transport Awards 2024.

Congratulations to all of our finalists and thank you to those who took the time to enter this year.

Please note there is no shortlist for the Service to Industry Award and the winner will be revealed at the ceremony. You can book your tables on our website by clicking here.

If you have any questions about the awards please do email mtawards@roadtransport.com

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Best Use of Technology Award

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This Award is for the best use of applied technology to solve a problem or improve service by a road transport fleet operator.

ArrowXL - Acuma

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DPD UK

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GXO & Iceland

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Hotpoint

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Business Excellence Award
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A fleet operator may be highly compliant and deliver great service but if it does not have a successful business model it won’t be around for long. This award recognises the fleet operator with a proven record in delivering a sustainable financial performance.

DFDS Logistics

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Hotpoint

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JJX Logistics

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Clean Fleet Van of the Year

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The end of sales of new diesel and petrol vans in 2035 means that in the next nine years zero emissions vans will have to step up and start delivering for fleet operators. This award is for the clean van that is already showing that alternative fuels are a viable proposition and not just green window dressing.

    Ford Pro E-Transit

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    Harris MAXUS eDELIVER 9

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    IVECO eDaily

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    Customer Care Award

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    Customer care isn’t just about having a call centre to answer customer queries – this Award is for those fleet operators who live and breathe customer service throughout the organisation.

    ArrowXL

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    Browns Distribution

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    DPD UK

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    Howard Tenens Logistics

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    Prigmore Haulage

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    Speedy Freight

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    Fleet Truck of the Year

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    Unlike some other truck of the year awards which are chosen by journalists, the Motor Transport Fleet Truck of the Year is selected by a panel of operators with real world experience of running fleets. The award goes to the 44-tonne 6x2 tractor unit that best delivers what fleet operators want.

    DAF XF

    Renault Trucks T480

    Volvo FH

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    Haulier of the Year

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    The blue riband Award for UK HGV fleet operators running 11 or more trucks, the MT Haulier of the Year is the ultimate mark of excellence in road freight transport.

    Browns Distribution

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    Campeys of Selby

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    Collett & Sons

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    DFDS Logistics

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    Gregory Distribution

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    Welch's Transport

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    Home Delivery Operator of the Year

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    The rise and rise of online retail has meant a boom in home delivery and this Award is for the best operator in this fast-growing innovative sector.

    ArrowXL

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    DPD UK

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    GXO & B&Q

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    HIVED

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    Innovation Award

    The road transport sector is going through unprecedented levels of change as it strives to deliver great service while cutting emissions, improving safety and addressing the skills shortage – all while turning a decent profit. This Award is for the most innovative new product or service that addresses any of these issues.

      Collett & Sons

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      HVS (Hydrogen Vehicle Systems)

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      Schmitz Cargobull

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      Speedy Hire

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      Sunswap

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      Zenobē

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      Livery of the Year

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      Trucks are mobile billboards seen by millions of people every year and this Award is for the fleet operator who has come up with an eye-catching livery that both informs and entertains.

      Arla Foods UK

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      Depot Connect International

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      East Suffolk Logistics

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      JJX Logistics

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      Speedy Hire

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      Welch's Transport

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      Low Carbon Award

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      Never has the issue of climate change and carbon emissions been higher on the agenda. This Award is for the fleet operator who can show real progress in cutting carbon emissions over the past 12 months.

      Evri

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      FSEW

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      John Lewis Partnership

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      London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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      Nicholls Transport - EH Nicholls Jnr

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      New Talent Development Award

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      This award is for the transport operator that has come up with successful methods to recruit, develop and retain the best new talent to meet the company’s future business needs.

      Culina Group

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      DFDS Logistics

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      DPD UK

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      Pallet-Track

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      Operational Excellence Award

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      The operations team of any fleet operator are often the unsung heroes who make the business tick. Balancing the need for the business to make money and deliver great service while remaining fully compliant is what is needed to win this Award.

      DFDS Logistics

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      Hovis

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      Jet Plant Hire

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      Speedy Hire

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      Partnership Award

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      The word ‘partnership’ is often misused to describe a long-term contract – to win this Award a fleet operator must show they are in a successful and genuine partnership with a customer, another operator or a supplier to deliver measurable gains for all the partners.

        EV Cargo & Hotpoint

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        Masters Logistical & British Sugar

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        Menzies Distribution & Ball Corporation

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        Veolia, Dennis Eagle & Autotech Training

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        XPO Logistics & Arla Foods

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        Safety in Operation Award

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        Making sure everyone in a fleet operation gets home in one piece every night should be the top priority for every business. This Award recognises excellence in a company-wide safety culture or a specific safety-related initiative.

          ArrowXL

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          Depot Connect (Isotank Transport Services & PM Rees)

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          Jet Plant Hire

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          Wren

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          Sustainable Transport Award

          Open to fleet operators of any type of commercial vehicle, this award is for companies that can show they have a clear strategy to ensure the business is environmentally, socially and financially sustainable.

            Darcica Logistics

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            DPD UK

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            EH Nicholls Jnr - Nicholls Transport

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            Howard Tenens Logistics

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            Team of the Year

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            Teamwork is the essence of a successful fleet operation and this Award recognises the best examples of pulling a group of people together – often from different departments, disciplines or companies – to solve a particular problem. Or it could be recognition for a particularly strong team that goes above and beyond every day to deliver strong results.

            Darcica Logistics

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            DPD UK

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            Hotpoint

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            Hovis

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            Pall-Ex UK

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            Palletline

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            Training Award

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            It is no coincidence that some of the UK’s most successful companies show a real commitment to training and staff development. This Award is for the fleet operator who can demonstrate the true value of training within the organisation.

              GXO

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              Hotpoint

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              Pall-Ex Group

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              TIP Group

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              Wren

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              Urban Operator of the Year

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              As the UK’s towns and cities get more crowded the challenges of delivering goods and services in these urban environment get ever more complex. Clean air zones, safety of vulnerable road users and dealing with congestion and limited kerb space are just some of the challenges. This Award is for the fleet operator specialising in urban operations of any kind who can demonstrate excellence in difficult environment.

                DPD UK

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                Ketra Logistics

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                XPO Logistics

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