DPD make history with five road transport 'Oscars'
DPD becomes first firm to win five Motor Transport Awards in one year, twice
DPD made history at last night's Motor Transport Awards, beating off stiff competition to scoop five trophies at this year's road transport 'Oscars', held for the first time as a virtual event.
The awards celebrate outstanding achievement in the industry and recognise innovation, customer service, efficiency and quality. They are judged by an independent panel of experts drawn from the industry.
For the first time in the award'='s 34 year history, the winners were announced via a special online broadcast, hosted by Motor Transport editor Steve Hobson, with the help of Alan Dedicoat, the "Voice of the Balls" on the BBC's National Lottery programmes.
DPD became the first company to win five awards in one night, on two occasions, having also scooped five in 2015. The company also became the all-time most-honoured brand in the history of the awards, with this year's haul taking DPD's total tally of Motor Transport Awards to 34 wins, one more than previous record-holder TNT.
DPD, who have now won 14 Motor Transport Awards in the last five years, were also the only parcel company to bring home an award from this year's event.
With this year's competition attracting more entries than ever before, DPD topped the following categories:
Customer Care (for the fourth time in five years)
Home Delivery Operator (for the fourth time in five years)
Best use of Technology
Clean Fleet Van Operator
Urban Delivery Operator
Dwain McDonald, DPD's CEO commented, "This is a fantastic result. These five awards represent everything we stand for. They epitomise our commitment to having the best technology, the best customer experience and the smartest and most sustainable operation in the industry. This is recognition for the whole team and every aspect of what they do, so I couldn't be prouder of our people. They make all of this work in head office, the depots and hubs and out on the road, and we will celebrate these awards together.
'We never rest on our laurels, at DPD. Right now, we are focused on delivering an outstanding Peak for our customers. We have planned every last detail, as always, and we are planning for record volumes, but the operation is ready and, as these awards show, we have all the tools in place to deliver."
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Notes to editors
The UK's favourite parcel delivery company: DPD has been voted top in MoneySavingExpert's consumer satisfaction poll for parcel delivery companies seven years running.
In April 2015, DPD was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise 2015 in the Innovation category, for its unique one-hour delivery service, Predict.
DPD is a member of DPD group, one of Europe's leading parcels groups, wholly owned by France's La Poste, the second largest postal group in Europe.
The company operates more than 10,000 vehicles from 84 locations and delivers over 260 million parcels a year.