What category can my company enter?
- National Haulier of the Year
- International Haulier of the Year
- Own Account Transport Operator of the Year
- Owner Driver Haulier of the Year
- Regional Transport Operator of the Year
- Best Van Fleet Award
- Best Livery Award
- Best Safety Practice Award
- Innovation Award
- Environment Award
- Fleet/Transport Manager of the Year
- Women in Transport Award
- Excellence in Warehousing & Product Handling Award
- Best On-Line Transport Company of the Year
- Customer Service Excellence Award
- Services to the Transport Industry
You may enter as many categories as you wish. A full description of each category is set out below.
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NATIONAL HAULIER OF THE YEAR 2021
Sponsored by Volvo Trucks
This category is open to operators that transport goods within Ireland and are registered in the Irish Republic. Entrants must operate some of their own vehicles in the fleet used and will be judged on particular projects completed with measurable outcomes.
INTERNATIONAL HAULIER OF THE YEAR 2021
Sponsored by Thermo King
Open to Irish registered hauliers that transport goods internationally. Companies must operate their own vehicles. Entrants should include contracts undertaken. If there are depots or alliance partners formed overseas, please mention this, and detail measures taken in terms of driver and load security when abroad.
OWN ACCOUNT TRANSPORT OPERATOR OF THE YEAR 2021
Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles
Entrants must operate their own fleet of vehicles to distribute their own goods. Companies can demonstrate the cost effectiveness of not outsourcing their transport and some of the advantages of running own vehicles. Describe the Transport Manager’s role and the type of storage used.
OWNER DRIVER HAULIER OF THE YEAR 2021
Sponsored by MAN Truck & Bus
Operators of own vehicle(s) as an owner-driver are eligible to enter this category. Ideally an entrant in this category should spend a significant amount of time driving, more importantly they should demonstrate how as a driver they can contribute to the success of the business and the advantages it brings, along with the challenges it presents.
REGIONAL TRANSPORT OPERATOR OF THE YEAR 2021
Sponsored by FUSO
This category is open to operators whose main operation is focused within a specific region of Ireland, running a dedicated fleet of vehicles for local distribution. Members of pallet networks are well positioned to enter this category.
BEST VAN FLEET AWARD 2021
Sponsored by Peugeot
This award sets out to recognise companies which operate a number of light commercial vehicles and consistently demonstrate best practice in their operation. It is often more challenging to operate small vehicles than large ones, so outline how your company faces these challenges.
BEST LIVERY AWARD 2021
Sponsored by ORBCOMM
Livery, while it can be described as mobile advertising, it is something that is very personal to a transport company or owner driver. What has inspired your logo design and colour scheme and how it has been adapted over time in practical ways will be taken into account. Has the identity been incorporated into other aspects of the business, ie uniforms, letter heads, signatures etc?
BEST SAFETY PRACTICE AWARD 2021
Sponsored by Health & Safety Authority
Safety experts often advise that good safety practice is not expensive compared to the consequences of an accident. How good is the safety practice within the organisation? How often is the Safety Plan updated? What training courses have been conducted?
INNOVATION AWARD 2021
Sponsored by easytrip
Innovative ideas can often make the difference between a company succeeding or failing. The concept does not have to be your own invention, but you should demonstrate that you have implemented an innovative idea to improve efficiency, safety and well-being in the organisation.
CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AWARD 2021
Sponsored by Gas Networks Ireland
Road transport operations now have an increased focus on the need for environmental awareness. There are many ways to reduce the impact of your carbon footprint and possibly improve efficiency. Details of a project undertaken, possibly in conjunction with a supplier or a customer can be added.
FLEET/TRANSPORT MANAGER OF THE YEAR 2021
Sponsored by Iveco in Partnership with Emerald Truck & Van
Overseeing the efficient and safe operation of a fleet of trucks and their drivers are what the judges are looking for here. This person must demonstrate the highest levels of ability, CPD, methods of reducing costs as well as knowledge of IT systems. An entrant should outline how they work within the overall management of the company in terms of involvement in a management team, particularly the challenges it presents.
WOMEN IN TRANSPORT 2021
Sponsored by Freight Transport Association Ireland
This category is designed to recognize women working in all areas of the transport and haulage industry. If you have achieved success in your area of expertise in the road transport industry, the judges will welcome an entry from you, whatever your position. This category aims to recognize women who are positive role models in the industry to encourage more women to see the haulage industry as a worthwhile career. The judges will look for CPD innovation, enthusiasm and dedication in what is often perceived as an unattractive industry by and for women.
BEST ON-LINE HOME DELIVERY OPERATOR AWARD 2021
Sponsored by Tranzaura
The growth of ecommerce means that home delivery operator’s activities now take place on line. From ordering through a website, communication with staff, to the link between suppliers and customers, tell us about a particular project, the challenges and the advantages for your company.
EXCELLENCE IN WAREHOUSING & PRODUCT HANDLING 2021
Sponsored by TBC
Warehousing and storage is a business that many transport companies expand into. It is a way to win extra business and often a way to improve the efficiency of your own vehicles. Entrants should focus on projects that show how the synergies between a transport company and its own warehousing operation have improved their overall efficiency.
Customer Service Excellence Award 2021
Sponsored by TBC
The ‘Customer Service Excellence’ award recognises specific accomplishments in customer service, whether they are achievements by an individual, a team, or a department. The judges will look for evidence of the effort and impact of excellent customer service on the customer and business. Training and demonstrable commitment of the company to customer service will be an added bonus in this category. Customer testimonies will also be of benefit.
Services to the Transport Industry Award 2021
Sponsored by Close Brothers Commercial Finance
Each year Fleet Transport recognises an individual who has brought distinction and credibility to the industry. Over the years a variety of people have been selected for this award. Ideally the candidate will be someone who has worked for a part of their career in a voluntary capacity, furthering the perception of the industry in the public eye. We are happy to take suggestions for candidates for this category.