Now it’s your chance to join in the fun! Don’t think you can win? You’d be surprised.
Entering yourself or your company is an easy process that requires you to visit our dedicated website, click to the relevant section and choose which award you wish to enter. Then we’ll email you an entry to fill in, along with judging criteria and tips on how to make your entry as effective as possible.
For shortlisted fleet managers, there will be an opportunity to come to Fleet News and talk about your job and what you’ve done.
For service companies, each entry will undergo thorough scrutiny at the hands of a panel of industry experts and fleet managers, all independently audited. Winners will then be announced on the night.
Fleet Manager Awards
FLEET RISK MANAGEMENT AWARD
Who can enter: Any employee with responsibility for the safety of their drivers in cars or vans, either company owned or privately owned and used on business.
FLEET MANAGER OF THE YEAR SUB-100 VEHICLES
Who can enter: Anyone running less than 100 cars or vans in the UK. Any job title, but must have decision-making power on fleet matters
FLEET MANAGER OF THE YEAR: 101-400 VEHICLES
Who can enter: Anyone running 101-400 cars or vans in the UK. Any job title, but must spend the majority of time running the fleet and have decision-making power on fleet matters.
FLEET MANAGER OF THE YEAR: 401-PLUS VEHICLES
Who can enter: Anyone running between 401 and an unlimited number of vehicles in the UK. You must spend the majority of time running your fleet or have dedicated team to help.
UK FLEET OF THE YEAR
Who can enter : Any fleet in the UK, using its fleet manager as its representative for the judging process.
PAN-EUROPEAN FLEET MANAGER OF THE YEAR in association with Fleet News Europe
Who can enter: Any fleet with a significant presence in more than one European country, but mainly controlled by a single department
BEST WEBSITE in association with Fleet NewsNet
Service company offering a website-based product available directly to an end-user fleet decision-maker.
BEST CONTRACT HIRE/FLEET MANAGEMENT COMPANY
Any company offering contract hire, fleet management and related services as part of a vehicle funding package to end-user fleet operators. Last year’s winner: Interleasing
BEST DAILY RENTAL COMPANY
Any company offering daily or mid-term rental directed at end-user fleet operators.
BEST RISK MANAGEMENT COMPANY
Either a specialist risk management company or a company that offers risk management services as part of a wider product package.
BEST DISPOSAL/REMARKETING COMPANY
Companies that remarket vehicles on behalf of fleet customers, either through auction or a variety of other channels.
BEST BREAKDOWN COMPANY
Roadside rescue and recovery firms offering services directly to end-user fleet operators. Last year’s winner: The AA
BEST GLASS REPAIR/REPLACEMENT COMPANY
Any company involved in the repair and replacement of glass to end-user fleets.
BEST FAST-FIT COMPANY
Any company offering fast-fit services to fleet car and van drivers, offering a wide range of while-you-wait products.
INNOVATION OF THE YEAR
This award recognises a product or service that has been of particular benefit to fleet customers, drivers and employees. The judges are looking for innovations that have allowed more efficient working practices and/or made cost savings for a major issue or concern in the industry.
What happens when?
The Awards website, www.fleetnewsawards.com, goes live, allowing easy entry to all awards
DECEMBER 23, 2005
Deadline for all awards entries
JANUARY 4, 2006
2006 awards judges announced
JANUARY 19, 2006
Reader voting starts for Headline Awards:
Company Car of the Year and Fleet Manufacturer of the Year
JANUARY 24-25, 2006
Interviews for shortlisted fleet managers of the year
JANUARY 31-FEBRUARY 1, 2006
Judging for service company and vehicle manufacturer awards
FEBRUARY 10, 2006
Reader voting for Headline Awards ends
MARCH 15, 2006
The Fleet News Awards
When do I get to vote?
The majority of awards are judged by a panel of experts and independently audited, but there are two for which fleet managers can vote.
Called the Headline Awards, these two are Company Car of the Year and Fleet Manufacturer of the Year.
In January next year, Fleet News will give you more details on how the voting process will work. Voting will take place through the awards website and gives you three weeks to enter your nominations.