Winners of Transport Exchange Group awards revealed

Last year was an extremely productive and profitable year for our 6,000 plus member organisations who make their living on Courier and Haulage Exchange.

Collectively, members posted nearly two million loads earning them over £175 million in the process – a 42 percent increase on 2017.

To celebrate, Transport Exchange Group hosted an annual members’ evening and awards event on the 18th of June. Held in Coventry at the prestigious Double Tree Hotel, the gathering, which was attended by a record number of member businesses, was our most successful yet.

With collaboration being a key part of Transport Exchange Group’s DNA, 300-plus members who attended had the opportunity to network with other like-minded members, share business ideas and learn about some of the new and exciting technologies soon to be launched by Courier and Haulage Exchange.

One of the main highlights of the evening was the awards ceremony. Staged once a year, it’s dedicated to recognising and rewarding excellence in logistics.

With so many stellar operators to choose from, the judging panel had their work cut out for them this year. The competition was tough this year, but three member organisations in particular stood out from the rest.

Liverpool-based same day operator, Quickline Couriers, beat stiff competition that landed them the coveted ‘Company of the Year’ award.

Quickline Couriers

Managing Director of Quickline Couriers, Andy Martin, said, “We’re delighted to receive this award. We’d like to thank all of our staff for their hard work, and the many hundreds of owner drivers and companies, who make our business what it is. We’d also like to recognise the role that Courier Exchange has played in our development. Not only has access to its large, compliant virtual fleet helped us to scale up our business, but its smart technology has dramatically increased operational efficiency too meaning that we can cater for our customer’s every need from pick up to drop off.”

In the ‘New Member of the Year’ category, JD Delivery Notts Limited, triumphed. On picking up the award, Tomas Juozunaitis, the Managing Director of JD Delivery Notts Limited, a company specialising in nationwide same day courier services, said, “This is a very proud moment for JD Delivery as we are still in our infancy… The last year has been a great journey for us and we’re excited to expand our business further with the continued backing of Courier Exchange. By utilising the excellent services and opportunities offered by the Exchange, we’ve been able to develop several new long-term business relationships, which have increased sales and, most crucially, have given us the confidence to grow our business.”

In the last presentation of the evening, Thomas Reid was named ‘Owner Driver of the Year’. Mr Reid wasn’t able to attend the event due to a work commitment, but Transport Exchange Group, caught up with him the following day on his big win. He said, “It’s a real privilege to be recognised. I am grateful to the Exchange. It has provided me with a unique opportunity to acquire a dedicated customer base and has been instrumental in helping me grow my business.”

Chad Hazelwood

Chad Hazelwood, partnerships manager and member of Transport Exchange Group’s judging panel, added, “The high standards set by our members meant it was incredibly difficult to pick the winners, but what separated them from others was their strong commitment towards community engagement. These guys went the extra mile to help others by posting positive feedback whenever it was merited. That may not seem a big deal. But believe me it is. Feedback is the lifeblood of a community like ours. It’s the glue that binds it together, brings new members on to the platforms and helps everyone to grow.”

Once again, a special thank you to all our members who took the time to attend. It was a pleasure to meet new faces and catch up with familiar ones. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s event.

Company of the year:
Quickline Couriers

New member of the year:
JD Delivery Notts. Limited

Owner driver of the year:
Thomas Reid

A Leamington Spa-based business is celebrating having scooped a national industry award that recognises its achievements over the past twelve months. MAK Couriers, a local and nationwide same-day delivery specialist, won the Company of the Year category at the Transport Awards 2015, organised by Transport Exchange Group, which showcases the hard work and outstanding success that is taking place within the courier and haulage sectors.

MAK Couriers’ Kam Sandhar was presented with the award by Tony McAndrew from One Insurance at the annual ceremony that took place at St John’s Hotel in Solihull, West Midlands, in front of more than 300 industry leaders and professionals from across the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. The company was one of four winners that were nominated and voted for by more than 3,500 members of Courier Exchange and Haulage Exchange in recognition of their major success and best practice in terms of customer service, operational performance and delivery.

The Transport Awards, now in its thirteenth year, is organised by Transport Exchange Group, the operator of the largest and fastest-growing freight exchanges within the UK and Ireland. The annual event celebrates the greatest achievements amongst more than 3,500 couriers, owner drivers, hauliers, freight forwarders and logistics providers that are trading over 700,000 loads annually via the platform.

Kam Sandhar from MAK Couriers commented: “We pride ourselves on delivering the highest levels of service, so winning this award is fantastic recognition of our ongoing success and the strong relationships we have developed with our valued partners and customers. The Courier Exchange has played an important role in our development, so we are massively grateful to the Transport Exchange Group for their continued support and presenting us with this much appreciated award.”

Lyall Cresswell, Managing Director of Transport Exchange Group said: “I would like to congratulate MAK Couriers for their success at this year’s Transport Awards. They are part of an expanding community of freight operators that are collaborating to tackle some of the most common and difficult challenges facing their industry and ultimately achieve business success.”

The Essex-based eCity Couriers is celebrating having scooped a national industry award that recognises its achievements over the past twelve months. The delivery company located in Corringham near Stanford-Le-Hope, won the New Member of the Year category at the Transport Awards 2015, organised by Transport Exchange Group, which showcases the hard work and outstanding success that is taking place within the courier and haulage sectors.

eCity Courier’s Larry Dipeolu was presented with the award by Andrew Ward from Bibby Financial Services at the annual ceremony that took place at St John’s Hotel in Solihull, West Midlands, in front of more than 300 industry leaders and professionals from across the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. The company was one of four winners that were nominated and voted for by more than 3,500 members of Courier Exchange and Haulage Exchange in recognition of their major success and best practice in terms of customer service, operational performance and delivery.

Larry Dipeolu from eCity Courier (UK) Limited commented: “We are hugely honoured to have won such a prestigious accolade and would like to express our deepest gratitude to everyone at Transport Exchange Group. The Courier Exchange has played such an integral part in the creation and growth of our business, so this award represents a significant milestone in our development. It is the only freight platform that offers a complete solution that can help overcome the challenges we face within the transport sector by connecting like-minded and trustworthy companies.”

Lyall Cresswell, Managing Director of Transport Exchange Group said: “I would like to congratulate eCity Couriers for their success at this year’s Transport Awards. They are part of an expanding community of freight operators that are collaborating to tackle some of the most common and difficult challenges facing their industry and ultimately achieve business success.”

The Transport Awards, now in its thirteenth year, is organised by Transport Exchange Group, the operator of the largest and fastest-growing freight exchanges within the UK and Ireland. The annual event celebrates the greatest achievements amongst more than 3,500 couriers, owner drivers, hauliers, freight forwarders and logistics providers that are trading over 700,000 loads annually via the platform.

The 2014 Transport Awards event is still fresh in our minds and we are already preparing for next year’s party, working to raise the bar even higher!

Following this year’s party we received lots of positive feedback so we decided to keep the date unchanged.

We have however changed the venue to the four star St. John’s Hotel in Solihull.

So please make a note in your diary to keep the 21st March 2015 free.

Please keep an eye on the event website (www.transportawards.co.uk) for further information. If you are unsure whether the Awards is for you, take a look at the most memorable moments from the 2014 Awards event HERE.

We will be in touch with upcoming developments!

Transport Exchange Group has upgraded the booking chain solution for its leading freight exchanges – Haulage Exchange and Courier Exchange – to provide member businesses with an improved means of managing and updating the status of loads when they carry out work on each other’s behalf. As a result, hauliers, couriers and logistics operators using the UK’s largest and fastest growing freight trading platform are now able to better monitor the complete lifecycle of inter-company transactions by automatically sharing key details with their trading partners in order to save time and money, improve confidence levels as well as boosting operational performance.

The new features enable companies to quickly allocate jobs to another member or even a regular sub-contractor. The solution simplifies and enhances booking processes via the freight trading platform by providing added functionality to manage the flow of order, status and proof of delivery information to relevant stakeholders. The information can also now be integrated into any existing TMS used by member companies through a new API.

Meanwhile, automatic updates can now be set up for any booking – these are circulated throughout the booking chain so that all involved parties have complete visibility of a current job status. These updates can be sent as event-driven emails, at a frequency specified by both the supplier and sub-contractor, to communicate relevant information including current vehicle and consignment location, for the duration of any individual booking.

Lyall Cresswell, Managing Director of Transport Exchange Group commented: “Our freight trading platform is designed to be fast, flexible and responsive to offer unrivalled simplicity and ease of use to our 6,000 members that are responsible for trading some 700,000 movements per annum. We are continually looking to develop clever and intuitive tools, so they can quickly and efficiently share information to effectively develop trusted networks, boost operational efficiency and increase profitability. Moreover, integrations with complementary third-party systems, such as vehicle tracking and transport management solutions, is making it easier than ever before to work with our freight trading platform.”

Haulage Exchange was proud to present the 2014 Motor Transport Award for Innovation to Carrier Transicold and Sainsbury’s at the  awards event in London on Wednesday, July 2nd.

The collaboration scooped the Innovation Award for the implementation of Carrier Transicold’s NaturalLINE eco-friendly refrigeration system into Sainsbury’s temperature controlled fleet as part of the company’s ambitious sustainability plan. The judges thought the system to be a “potential game changer”.

Sainsbury’s calls the system the ‘world’s first naturally refrigerated trailer’ for food transportation, which uses carbon dioxide to transport frozen and chilled foods in a cool environment. The supermarket chain says the new trailers could save more than 70,000 tonnes of CO2 in comparison to its current HFC-refrigerated fleet.

Haulage Exchange is proud to have been Official Sponsors for the Innovation Award for the second year running. Our team stood alongside stalwarts like Bridgestone and Isuzu as representatives of the most respected in the industry.

Our online freight exchange brings together thousands of accredited road freight transport businesses in a unique collaborative framework. Our platform delivers innovative services for our member businesses including closed user group ‘Contract Exchanges’ for larger operators, integrations with leading Transport Management Systems and vehicle telematics providers and a full compliance management solution to enable seamless inter-company trading .

The 29th annual edition of the Motor Transport Awards celebrated the very best achievements from within the commercial logistics sector, attracting over 1,600 of the most respected industry figures. Often referred to as the ‘Oscars’ of the logistics sector, the event continuously sets the benchmark for quality and service covering all aspects of the industry.

A KNUTSFORD-based business has been recognised for their success over the past year by receiving a national industry award.

Speedy Freight, a same-day courier and express freight service provider based in the Pavillions, off Cranford Drive, scooped the ‘Network of the Year’ category at the Transport Awards 2014, organised by Transport Exchange Group, which celebrates major achievements and best practice within the freight industry.

Speedy Freight’s William Timpany and Philip Dunn were presented with the award by John Merrill from Navman Wireless at the annual ceremony that took place at the prestigious Chesford Grange Hotel in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, in front of more than 300 industry professionals and business leaders.

The company was one of five winners that were nominated and voted for by almost 3,000 members of Courier Exchange and Haulage Exchange in recognition of their outstanding achievement in terms of customer service, operational performance and delivery.

William Timpany, national franchise manager at Speedy Freight, said: “We are honoured to have been recognised with this award.

“We have built our network very much in partnership with Courier Exchange and its members in a relatively short space of time, so the professionalism, competitiveness, reliability and hard work of these valued organisations have significantly contributed to our rapid expansion and ongoing success.”

Lyall Cresswell, managing director of Transport Exchange Group, said: “I would like to congratulate Speedy Freight for their success at this year’s Transport Awards. With more than 500,000 loads traded via our freight platform over the past year, they are part of a significant community of like-minded organisations that are working together to achieve ongoing success within the courier and haulage sectors.”

The Transport Awards, now in its twelfth year, is organised by Transport Exchange Group, the operator of the largest and fastest-growing freight exchanges within the UK.

The annual event celebrates the greatest achievements amongst almost 3,000 courier and haulage member businesses over the previous year.

The Transport Awards, now in its twelfth year, has again showcased the major success and best practise that is taking place within the freight industry at its annual awards ceremony. Organised by Transport Exchange Group, operator of the largest and fastest-growing freight exchanges within the UK, the event celebrated the greatest achievements amongst almost 3,000 courier and haulage member businesses over the past year.

The ceremony took place at the prestigious Chesford Grange Hotel in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, with awards presented across five categories in front of more than 300 industry professionals and business leaders. The winners of four categories were nominated and voted for by the members of Courier Exchange and Haulage Exchange in recognition of their outstanding achievement in terms of customer service, operational performance and delivery success:

New Member of the Year – Eco-Link Logistics Ltd

Owner Driver of the Year – CB Couriers

European Member of the Year – Simpex Freight Management Ltd

Company of the Year – AMV Couriers

A special award for Network of the Year was also presented for the first time, won by Puro Ventures Ltd trading as Speedy Freight, to reward a longstanding member that has experienced significant expansion and success as a result of being an important part of either the Courier Exchange or Haulage Exchange.

Lyall Cresswell, Managing Director of Transport Exchange Group commented: “The Transport Awards are designed to highlight some of the excellent work that is taking place within the courier and haulage sectors by our exchange members. With more than 500,000 loads traded via our freight platform over the past year, this represents a significant community of like-minded organisations that are working together to achieve ongoing success. I would like to congratulate the winners of this year’s awards and thank everyone that has contributed to such an excellent event.”

Preparations are now over and the Annual Member’s Transport Awards event will kick off at 6.15pm this Saturday for the 9th consecutive year running.

The event will be taking place at the prestigious Chesford Grange Hotel in Warwickshire, to celebrate all your hard work and outstanding achievements in the Freight Transport Industry. With over 300 companies and owner drivers attending, the Transport Exchange Group’s Annual Transport Awardsare a great opportunity for networking, getting new business contacts and catching up with old ones and also a unique platform to sponsor the Awards and make a lasting impression on the TEG community by showcasing your business.

This year, for the first time, members were able to vote for the winners in the following four categories:

  1. New Member of the Year Award – presented to a member that has joined the Exchange within the last year, who has embraced our collaborative platform and taken their business to new heights as a result.
  2. Owner Driver of the Year Award – presented to an owner driver member that has delivered consistently throughout the year and has come to the attention of the other members on the Exchange.
  3. European Member of the Year Award – presented to a company or owner driver who operate within Europe and the UK, who through the networking capabilities afforded by the Exchange have gained the recognition of members on the Exchange.
  4. Company of the Year Award  – presented to a company recognised by other members on the Exchange that has through their membership provided exemplary service and utilised the full benefits of the Exchange to significantly grow their business.

Prior the event, from 3.30pm the TEG team invites all members and non-members to and informative seminar to discuss the new platform and present all the new features, giving members some handy advice regarding the Courier Exchange Mobile App and give you an update about integration with tracking and telematics providers.