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
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.