Honouring the champions of the
truck and fleet sectors, rewarding
23 January 2024
First of all, when is the deadline to submit all nominations?
As in previous years, potential winners will can now submit their NOMINATIONS as part of a pre-selection ahead of a public vote. Submitting your entry is easy, simply upload your nomination with images and other information, including technical specifications, before 24th November.
From the 27th November, we will then be staging a public vote to find out the market’s preferred winner in each of the open categories which will close on the 20th December.
For the prestigious Middle East Truck of the Year award, we will be holding a judging process conducted by a panel of industry experts ahead of the Awards evening on 23 January 2024 where the winners will be announced.
Is the award for regional activities?
The Awards cover the entire Middle East and North Africa region. Companies operating within this region will be eligible for nomination.
Who can submit a nomination?
Any authorised person from within a transport-focused organisation can nominate the company, or an individual working for or with that company, for an award. All nominations must be via the nomination form
Why are you holding a vote?
Voting will find the shortlist of finalists. We believe in engagement with all stakeholders and the inclusion of as many fleet professionals in the market as possible. The Truck and Fleet Awards 2023 has been created to engage the entire professional fleet sector in the region and promote excellence and the contribution the fleets, as well as manufacturers and dealers make to the market.
What is the purpose of the judging panel?
The judging panel exists to ensure fairness and technical expertise once the shortlist of finalist nominations is ready following the completion of the industry vote on 20th December, 2023.
Are there different criteria for each category?
Yes, there are different nomination criteria to suit the categories. The criteria for the different categories can be found here:
The Vehicle and Product Awards are open to any nominations for any qualifying vehicle or product in use in the market since July 2022.
The categories are open to all vehicles and products in use in the market.
The Vehicle and Product Awards will go live to an industry and community vote from 1st November, 2023. Submitting nominations is easy and should include a link to product information, images of the vehicle, technical specifications, links to product information and testimonials.
Eligible vehicles for the New Vehicle Award must have been launched, revised or updated with substantial new services since 1st July, 2022.
The final judging process will take into account vehicles and products that have a proven track record in the market versus those launched, revised or updated with substantial new services introduced in the MENA market since January 2023, but may not yet have sufficient regional data to make a fair comparison.
In the event of a draw, testimonials from colleagues and partners will be taken into account.
The voting process will encourage voting for vehicles and products that not only set benchmarks and standards in the market but also help enhance fleet operations and open up new business possibilities for fleets in the market.
The voting process will be moderated to ensure fairness and the judging oversight panel retain the right to disregard irregular voting.
An introduction to the company that outlines why you are nominating it for an award
A list of significant achievements that have been completed between September 2022 and October 2023 or are underway at the time you are submitting your nomination
A summary of company performance between September 2022 and October 2023 should be included if possible. Financial information, growth data and proof of performance is very much welcomed and will be treated as confidential.
Detailed testimonials from clients and project partners will be highly valued
Nominations will be assessed on evidence of programmes, initiatives or projects that demonstrate the very best in fleet management
Nominees can supply details of feedback and testimonials
Greater weight will be given to those that have demonstrated innovative approaches to dealing with e-commerce demand, sustainability and rising fuel costs
The overall winner will be one that not only sets a new standard in the market but also helps their customer businesses grow or improve client satisfaction.
Can you give me any advice on submitting my nomination?
Please submit the nomination form accurately and completely. Utilise the word limits to their fullest, and follow the criteria instructions for each category sections as closely as possible. It is important that you provide full, but concise, information about the organisation, project or individual you are nominating. Focus on explaining what you are doing and why you deserve to win. We know and work with your companies, so keep the introductions to a minimum and focus on getting the crucial pieces of information across. It’s helpful to include statistics, numbers and data to demonstrate impact and show progression. If you need help or advice when completing the form, please use the contact details listed
What is the Middle East Truck of the Year Award?
In the interest of fairness, the winner of the Middle East Truck of the Year Award is chosen by an independent panel of judges, drawn from across the Middle East transport industry. While there will be only one winner, the judges do distinguish two further nominations with a ‘highly commended’ recognition. This will be announced on the night of the awards, prior to the winner being revealed.
What supporting documentation should I provide?
While you must fill up your nomination form via the website, you will also be able to upload supporting documentation and images prior to submitting the form. Once you submit, all attached documentation and files, along with your completed nomination form, will be uploaded to our secure servers.
What happens after I upload my nomination?
Should your nomination be successful, you will receive an automatically generated confirmation email. Please check both your regular email and junk mail folders, as sometimes, spam filters may stop this email. If you feel that there might be a problem with your nomination upload, please contact the editorial team at Truck and Fleet ME. However, we will not be able to discuss any particular nominations while it is up for consideration, or if it does not succeed in making the final list.
Can I send extra information with my nomination?
All your relevant information for your nomination MUST be included when you submit your nomination form online. Your nomination will only be judged by the information you have uploaded and submitted. If any extra information is required, we will directly contact the relevant company or individual that has been nominated.
Can I tell someone that they have been nominated?
Yes, of course! In fact, we may even contact them to clarify or follow up on nominations.
What will a successful nominee receive?
Each winner at the Truck and Fleet ME Awards will receive a custom designed trophy engraved with the winner’s details and extensive press coverage in both print and online media, along with social media coverage on the night.
How can we nominate?
The Truck and Fleet Awards 2024 have a number of different categories that you can submit a nomination for. Nominating is a simple, four-step process that you can prepare in advance for by looking at the steps and screenshots below.
Once you’ve clicked the ‘Submit your Nomination’ dropdown link, you’ll be taken to the welcome screen. Take note of the information here, as it provides tips on what to include in your nomination.
Here, you’ll need to put in your details, so we can add you to our database and contact you, should you be shortlisted for any of the categories that you’ve nominated for. Please ensure the details you enter are accurate.
It’s now time to nominate. Choose the award that you’d like to nominate for and complete the form accordingly. In the ‘Reason for Nomination’ box, focus on why you think the nomination is worthy of recognition. The ‘Summary of Achievement’ box can be used to highlight key points related to the nomination, while the ‘Submission Description’ box gives you the opportunity to go into greater detail about your nomination.
Here, you have the opportunity to attach supporting documentation with your nomination. If, for example, you are nominating for the ‘Bus of the Year’ award, you can include testimonial letters from your clients and customers.
Please note that you can only upload a maximum of 5 files, with a total file size of 8MB.
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