There’s always a lynchpin to any business, the person who organises, who sorts out the logistics, and who is indispensible to the day-to-day success of a company. For the logistics sector, that person is the Transport Manager, often an overlooked and under appreciated role without whom there would be no logistics in a very real sense.
To recognise the contribution Transport Managers make to the logistics sector, Motor Transport have introduced a new award to their annual award ceremony to acknowledge and celebrate their hard work. And it is indeed very hard work.
Transport Managers are the people behind the on-the-ground organisation that gets things from A to B. Responsible for balancing the company’s needs (such as profit) with customers needs (excellent service), staff requirements, industry legalities, and, above all, compliancy, it really is down to the Transport Manager to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Senior TC Beverley Bell was pleased to see the introduction of the award. She said, “CPC holders play an essential role ensuring that operators, drivers and fleets are compliant. Commissioners understand that they work in challenging environments and recognise the pressures they face, so this award will be important in promoting those individuals who have made significant achievements during the year.”
Sponsored by Tachodisc, the award is open to any qualified Transport Manager who runs a fleet of eleven of more LGVs of LCVs. Karen Crispe, MD of Tachodisc, said: “We are proud to be supporting this new MT award which serves to recognise the valuable contribution transport managers make to the logistics industry. Transport managers are the hub of any operation, and we understand all too well how challenging this role can be in terms of having to balance compliance needs with the commercial aspects of the business; we therefore look forward to showcasing and celebrating the important role this profession plays at the 2013 MT Awards.”
Entry forms for the 2013 MT Awards will be available online in January.