Representing the AIWA (All Ireland Warehousing Association) Proteus recently went to Dublin for the Fleet Transport Awards 2012. The prestigious awards ceremony, held at the Crowne Plaza, Santry, Dublin was attended by over 600 Hauliers and Logistics professionals. The AIWA sponsored the award for Pallet Network Member of the Year and was presented by Roger Williams CEO of the UKWA and AIWA, and Linda Rodway of Proteus to Roche Logistics Group, Rosslare Harbour, Wexford.
Target Express, the Dublin based pallet and parcel services provider was announced as the Irish Haulier of the Year 2012 (sponsored by TOTAL). The other major award presented on the night, the MAN TGX EfficientLine was announced as the Fleet Transport Irish Truck of the Year 2012 (in association with Texaco Lubricants).
The lowest CO2 emissions for a heavy duty truck and reduced fuel consumption were among the reasons given by the judging panel in awarding the title of Fleet Transport Irish Truck of the Year 2012 to the MAN TGX EfficientLine. Likewise, the Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Euro5 EEV was successful in the Light Duty class.
Volvo, Renault and Volkswagen took the honours in the Green Commercial Awards (sponsored by ESB eCars), emerging as winners in the Diesel/Electric Hybrid (Volvo FE Hybrid), Electric (Renault Kangoo Z.E.) and Natural Gas (VW Caddy EcoFuel) categories.
On an evening dedicated to celebrating excellence in operation or services to the road transport industry, a total of 15 awards were presented, including first time honours recognising Women in Transport and Customer Service Excellence.
The Gala Dinner was hosted by RTE TV Personality Marty Whelan, and Guest of Honour was Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar T.D. In total 15 awards were presented, representing excellence throughout the Irish Logistics Industry, including first time honours for Women in Transport and Customer Service Excellence.
The atmosphere at the dinner was tremendous, and after the awards ceremony celebrating went on until the early hours of the morning.
For further information please go to The Fleet Transport Awards 2012.
For further information on the All Ireland Warehousing Association call Jacquie Corderoy on 0207 836 5522 or visit http://www.warehousingireland.ie/