23rd Sep, 2020

Warwickshire Police unit nominated for logistics award

Andy Morris 13th Sep, 2020

WARWICKSHIRE Police’s Commercial Vehicle Unit has been named as a finalist in the Public Service Operator of the Year category in the UK Logistics Awards 2020.

The awards, now in their fourth year, celebrate the companies and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the logistics and supply chain sectors.

The Commercial Vehicle Unit works with commercial vehicles across the county, ensuring HGV drivers are taking the appropriate breaks, paying the HGV levy, securing their loads and adhering to regulations.

Sergeant Carl Stafford from the unit said: “We are delighted to be named as a finalist. As a relatively new and small team, it is a huge honour to be selected as one of the ‘best of the best’.

“We are grateful to the officers and staff including specials that support our many road safety operations on Warwickshire’s roads, to Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe who has supported us through funding, and to the many partners we work with, in particular Highways England, who provide the HGV supercab for Operation Tramline.”

David Wells, Chief Executive of Logistics UK, said: “During the Covid-19 pandemic, our industry has been recognised by government – quite rightfully – as key to the ongoing success of the British economy and our 2020 awards will provide the ideal opportunity to acknowledge the extraordinary achievements of those working in our sector.

“These finalists represent the ‘best of the best’ of our sector – the businesses and individuals determined to keep Britain trading, both at home and overseas.

“They have been selected for their outstanding commitment, knowledge and expertise, and represent a wide range of UK companies across transport modes and business sectors.

“They should be justly proud of the contribution they are making to both the logistics sector and wider UK economy.”

Warwickshire Police’s entry will be judged by members of the Logistics UK Board, which includes representatives from some of the sector’s most influential businesses.

The winners will be announced at a celebratory reception and gala dinner at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London on Thursday December 10, hosted by BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker. Visit https://logistics.org.uk/events/logistics-awards for more information.

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