Motor Transport Awards 2017

07 July 2017

Our Managing Director attended this yearís Motor Transport Awards 2017 as one of the judges on the committee, as he has been involved with Motor Transport and Commercial Motor for many years; and served in the 2015 and 2016 evaluation process.

The MT Awards are the premier event in the UK logistics calendar, hosted by Londonís Grosvenor House in Park Lane; for not only do they celebrate the best in the UK Road Logistics sector but also an excellent opportunity to meet up with colleagues and friends in a convivial atmosphere.

When working in transport, our communication is often skewered to the resolution of problems and planning ahead; so an opportunity to talk about our work and lives with colleagues away from the office or truck, should be celebrated.

This year, the Master of Ceremonies was John Bishop, aided by Gabby Logan and overseen by Motor Transportís Editor Steve Hobson.

Following the meal, John Bishop entertained us and then started the awards process, for which Safety in Operation was the first category which we recorded here for you >

The full list of all the nominated is available from this LINK and the winners are available from this LINK and listed below

Safety in Operation Award - Palletline
Innovation Award - DPD UK
Fleet Truck of the Year - Volvo FH 
Temperature Controlled Operator of the Year - McCulla Ireland  
Low Carbon Award - John Lewis Partnership 
Training Award - Samworth Brothers Supply Chain
Fleet Van Operator of the Year - Speedy Services 
Home Delivery Operator of the Year - DPD UK
Team of the Year - Pall-ex 
Haulier of the Year - Wincanton 
Operational and Compliance Excellence Award - Hermes 
Livery of the Year  -Topps Tiles
Technical Excellence Award - Tesco Distribution 
Fleet Van of the Year - Fiat Ducato
Customer Care Award - DPD UK
Best Use of Technology Award - Driver Exchange/Saint Gobain 
Business Excellence Award - Expect Distribution
Apprenticeship of the Year - CEMEX
Partnership Award Steve Porter/ Meachers / Red Funnell 
Service to Industry - Ray Ashworth

One important aspect of the Motor Transport Awards evening is the charity the team sponsor Ė Transaid, with the late night charity casino which is great fun, and all money for the chips is passed to this important charity.

We were delighted to hear that Transid generated £24,427 from last nightís Motor Transport Awards.

We would urge you to visit to help support those less fortunate in the developing world, because we can all make a difference to the lives of others.

So after a very late night, it was time to say thank you to the Motor Transport team, The Sponsors and the Transaid team - for a splendid event, as well as saying our farewells to our friends and colleagues, until next year.

Photos from last night are available HERE

Details of the sponsors of 2017 Motor Transport Awards available HERE

If you wish your own organisation to be entered into next yearís Motor Transport Awards, please register your interest HERE

We hope to see you at next yearís event.