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DPD scoops three awards at the road transport ‘Oscars’
DPD makes it 10 Motor Transport Awards in last 3 years
DPD took home three awards and increased its overall tally of Motor Transport Awards to 39 at a glittering ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
Parcel delivery company DPD came away from the annual road transport industry ‘Oscars’ with the Customer Care, Clean Fleet Van Operator and Urban Operator of the Year awards.
The evening celebrates outstanding achievements in the industry and recognises innovation, customer service, efficiency and quality. The awards are judged by an independent panel of experts drawn from the industry.
Now in their 36th year, the awards were hosted by writer and broadcaster Clare Balding and Motor Transport editor Steve Hobson.
It is the fourth year running that DPD has won the Customer Care Award, a category the firm has dominated over the last decade. It is also the second time in three years that DPD has won the Clean Fleet Van Operator award.
Elaine Kerr, DPD UK CEO commented, “What a night for DPD! I’m absolutely delighted to win the Customer Care award yet again. To win it for the fourth year running demonstrates the incredible commitment from our people to provide our customers with great service, year after year. The other two awards also demonstrate the incredible progress and leadership we’ve shown in sustainable delivery. Our aim is to be the most sustainable parcel delivery company in the UK and, while the team are working tirelessly towards this goal, it is fantastic to keep receiving recognition of the role we are playing.”
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Notes to editors
DPD was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2015 in the Innovation category, for its unique one-hour delivery service, Predict.
In 2018, DPD opened the UK’s first all-electric parcel delivery depot in Westminster. DPD currently has over 2,100 EVs on the road in the UK and has announced plans to deliver to 30 of the largest towns and cities in the UK with zero and low-emission delivery means by 2023. In July 2021, Oxford became DPD’s first all-electric city in the UK.
Details of all of DPD’s sustainability initiatives can be found on its dedicated green website: https://green.dpd.co.uk/
DPD is a member of DPDgroup, the largest parcel delivery network in Europe. DPDgroup is the parcel delivery network of GeoPost, a holding company owned by France’s La Poste.
The company operates more than 10,000 vehicles from 84 locations and delivers over 400 million parcels a year.