Charmont Media - Publishing - 2007 FOCUS ON EXCELLENCE AWARDS FINALISTS NAMED

By: Charmont  11-11-2011


Which companies in the transport industry are the leaders in their respective sectors? Which companies give the best service? And which truly excel when it comes to fighting HIV/AIDS, caring for the environment and demonstrating a clear commitment to social responsibility?

The answers to all these questions can be found in the list of FOCUS ON EXCELLENCE awards finalists, announced in September 2007.

The FOCUS ON EXCELLENCE awards programme was conceived in 2006, and the inaugural event was a massive success. This year, numerous industry leaders are eyeing a FOCUS ON EXCELLENCE award, the premiere accolade within the transport industry. Based on market demand, there are several new categories this year – such as “Best supplier of vehicle tracking”, “Best removals company” and “Best supplier of tyre services”.

The list of finalists is compiled following extensive research within the transport industry. Highly respected market research company, Scott Byers, literally asked thousands of questions to industry captains before compiling the list of finalists. Operational for 20 years, Scott Byers produces the quarterly Comparative Customer Satisfaction Monitor (CCSM), which names the transport industry’s top achievers in the all-important field of customer satisfaction.

“There are many world-class companies with the transport industry – and we would like to acknowledge this fact,” says editor of FOCUS ON TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS magazine, Charleen Clarke. “Our hearty congratulations to the finalists – they truly are the ‘best of the best’ in our industry. It is a massive achievement to be named as a finalist.”

Opinions were sought from owners and managers of road transport fleets who own or operate more than 10 vehicles with a gross vehicle mass (GVM) of more than 3 500 kg. These names were randomly selected from thousands of current records drawn from the Scott Byers truck database. This far-reaching opinion poll yielded the following nominations (in no particular order) in the various categories:

BEST LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLE (GVM BELOW 3 500 KG):
Mitsubishi
Hyundai
Tata
Toyota
Isuzu
Nissan
 
BEST MEDIUM COMMERCIAL VEHICLE (GVM 3 500 TO 8 500 KG):
Mercedes-Benz
Isuzu Truck
Nissan Diesel
Fuso
ToyotaBEST HEAVY COMMERCIAL VEHICLE (GVM 8 500 TO 16 500 KG):
Mercedes-Benz
MAN Truck & Bus
Nissan Diesel
Toyota
Isuzu Truck
 
BEST EXTRA-HEAVY COMMERCIAL VEHICLE (GVM 16 500 TO 22 500 kg)

MAN Truck & Bus
Volvo
Mercedes-Benz
Toyota
Nissan Diesel
 
BEST EXTRA-HEAVY COMMERCIAL VEHICLE (GVM OVER 22 500 kg)

Nissan Diesel
Freightliner
Mercedes-Benz
MAN
VolvoBEST COMMUTER BUS:
Scania
Volvo
MAN Truck & Bus
Mercedes-BenzBEST TOURING COACH:
Mercedes-Benz
MAN
Volvo
ScaniaVEHICLE DISTRIBUTOR WITH THE BEST SALES SUPPORT:
Isuzu Truck
Toyota
Nissan Diesel
Scania
MAN Truck & BusVEHICLE DISTRIBUTOR WITH THE BEST SERVICE SUPPORT:
MAN Truck & Bus
Nissan Diesel
Scania
Toyota
Mercedes-BenzVEHICLE DISTRIBUTOR WITH THE BEST PARTS SUPPORT:
Nissan Diesel
MAN Truck & Bus
Mercedes-Benz
Toyota
Isuzu TruckBEST SUPPLIER OF FUELS AND LUBRICANTS:
Caltex
Shell
BP Castrol
EngenBEST TYRE:
Continental
Michelin
Dunlop
Firestone
Goodyear
BridgestoneBEST SUPPLIER OF TYRE SERVICES:
Trentyre
Maxiprest
Super Quick
Hi-Q
 
BEST TRANSPORT OPERATOR:
Hestony
Value
Fast ’n Fresh
Unitrans
Imperial Cargo
ManlineBEST REMOVALS COMPANY:
Crown Relocations
Elliott International
Stuttaford Van Lines
Pickfords Worldwide
H&M Removals Worldwide
 
BEST SUPPLIER OF TRAILERS:
Afrit
SA Truck Bodies
Serco
Trailord
CTS Trailers
Henred Fruehauf
 
BEST SUPPLIER OF BODIES:
MMG Rapid
Marcopolo
SA Truck Bodies
Serco
Nash
TFM
 
BEST SUPPLIER OF VEHICLE TRACKING:
Control Instruments
Netstar
Tracker
DigiCore
MatrixBEST SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAMME:
Imperial Group
Goodyear
Toyota
Lubrication Equipment
Scania
Cummins
 
ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD:
Engen
Goodyear
Toyota
Sasol
Barloworld
 
BEST CONTRIBUTION TO FIGHTING HIV/AIDS:
Volvo
Ford
SKF
Volkswagen
DaimlerChrysler South Africa


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