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Dundee City Council and Bibby Distribution dominate Fleet Hero Awards

Dundee City Council and Bibby Distribution dominate Fleet Hero Awards

Dundee City Council dominated this year’s Energy Saving Trust UK Fleet Heroes Awards winning three categories, while Bibby Distribution captured two trophies.

The Fleet Heroes Awards acknowledge winners across nine categories recognising fleet sustainability best practice.

Matthew Eastwood, head of transport at Energy Saving Trust, said: “In this pivotal year for zero emission vehicles which has seen the publication of the government’s ambitious ‘Road to Zero Strategy’ and Birmingham playing host to the world’s first international Zero Emission Vehicle Summit, the 13th Fleet Heroes Awards highlight the extent to which zero emission vehicles are becoming more and more widely adopted into fleet operations, as well as what further innovative developments can be expected over the next five years.

“Congratulations to all the individuals and fleets recognised as Fleet Heroes at the 2018 awards. All are leading the way with their work to reduce carbon emissions and tackle air quality issues and can rightly be held up as shining examples of best in class.”

Roads Minister Jesse Norman said: “Fleet take-up of ultra-low emissions vehicles is growing at over three times the rate of the rest of the market, and they have huge potential to reduce the environmental impact of road transport and help the UK to meet its air quality and climate change objectives.”

Dundee City Council won the Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Hero and Ultra Low Emission Fleet Hero categories, while the authority’s Fraser Crichton took the trophy Unsung Fleet Hero. Bibby Distribution won the Ecodriving Hero and Freight Hero trophies.

The other winners were: Fleet Hero Entrepreneur, myenergi; City or Town Hero, Nottingham City Council; Smarter Travel Hero, Royal Derby Hospital, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust; Fleet Hero, London Borough of Hackney.