James Firth, Logistics UK’s Head of Road Freight Regulation Policy, comments: “We are thrilled to be launching this brand-new event to provide transport managers with the opportunity to showcase their extensive knowledge and be recognised by other industry professionals. Successful transport managers possess a multitude of skills and a wealth of industry knowledge; as well as a complete understanding of compliance requirements, transport managers are responsible for ensuring operations are as efficient and sustainable as possible and must be proficient at vehicle maintenance and driver management. Following various challenges in recent years, this new competition is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the invaluable contribution transport managers make to industry.”
The competition will take place over multiple stages and will include a legislation and compliance knowledge test as well as a case study submission and online interviews. Selected finalists will then be granted free entry to Logistics UK’s Transport Manager conference in Coventry on 1 December 2022, where the winner will be announced. Prizes include a £1000 holiday voucher for first place, and a £500 shopping voucher for second place, with both also receiving two tickets each to the much-anticipated 2022 Logistics Awards.
To enter, applicants must hold a valid Certificate of Professional Competence in Road Haulage (National or International) or equivalent (in accordance with paragraphs 8 to 13 of Schedule 3 of The Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995). Candidates must also be either currently named as an internal transport manager on a standard national or international goods operator licence or employed by a restricted operator licence holder to conduct a role equivalent to transport manager. Consultant or external transport managers are not eligible to enter.
The deadline for entries is 13 May 2022. For more information, please visit: https://logistics.org.uk/events/transport-manager-of-the-year
Logistics UK is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods. For more information about the organisation and its work, including its ground-breaking research into the impacts of COVID-19 on the whole supply chain, please visit logistics.org.uk