Peugeot Partner bags best fleet van gong at 32nd Motor Transport awards

Written by Ellie

The Peugeot Partner has been named fleet van of the year by Motor Transport magazine at its 32nd annual awards.

Winners are judged by a 50-strong panel of senior independent figures within the transport industry. A Motor Transport award is widely considered as a benchmark for excellence among UK road transport fleet operators, vehicle manufacturers and other innovators.

Other vans in contention for the prize included Fiat Ducato, Iveco Daily, Nissan NV200 and Vauxhall Vivaro.

When considering the winner, judges looked at reliability and vehicle uptime, fuel efficiency, driver acceptance, dealer support and total cost of ownership. Customer service, warranty, finance packages and after-sales support were other contributing factors.

One of the judges commented: “The Partner is at the forefront of the brand’s growth and, despite operating in a fiercely competitive segment, continues to grow market share.”

'Great accolade'

Peugeot’s head of business sales Louise Neilson collected the award on the night from the event’s host Jimmy Carr.

She said: “It is a great accolade to receive this award for the Partner, which has proved highly popular with fleet customers because of its strong reputation for reliability with industry professionals.

“It’s also highly pleasing to see that the judges have recognised Peugeot’s growing business in the fleet sector and the reasons for our continuing success.”

Other notable awards on the night were fleet truck of the year, which went to MAN TGX, while Renault Trucks UK picked up the innovation award.

Full list of 2018 Motor Transport award winners

Safety in operation award: Expect Distribution

Innovation award: Renault Trucks UK

Fleet truck of the year: MAN TGX

Temperature controlled operator of the year: McBurney Transport Group

Low carbon award: Royal Mail Fleet

Training award: Eddie Stobart Logistics

Fleet van operator of the year: Royal Mail

Home delivery operator of the year: DPD UK

Team of the year: Wincanton

Haulier of the year: Stephen Sanderson Transport

Operational and compliance excellence award: Whirlpool UK Appliances

Livery of the year: Howard Tenens

Fleet van of the year: Peugeot Partner

Technical excellence award: Whirlpool UK Appliances

Customer care award: Pall-Ex

Best use of technology award: Palletforce

Business excellence award: Miniclipper Logistics

Apprenticeship of the year: Ford & Slater

Partnership award: Clipper Logistics with Superdry

Service to industry: Paul Day, managing director at Turners of Soham

Posted on 14th July 2018

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