Paul is going places with transport prize

Paul is going places with transport prize

Paul Reid, Corporate Transport Manager at the QUEH, has lifted the Scottish Fleet Manager of the Year award at the annual Transport News Scottish Rewards.

When it comes to managing trucks and vans, there is little difference between a large road haulage company and our own account fleet. And this year, the Scottish Rewards judges not only went for the latter, but recognised the intense distribution work of the NHS, in particular Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

NHSGGC currently operates 380 vehicles which are used to transport clean and dirty laundry and move clinical waste as well as delivering food products from central production units with refrigerated trucks to provide meals to patients.

Soon to be launched are a further three special build refrigerated vehicles for pharmaceuticals to meet new legislation on transporting such goods.

It all adds up to a hefty logistics operation for Paul, who has also taken delivery of 18 electric vans to replace diesel equivalents as part of the NHS sustainability project to reduce emissions, as well as embarking on all weather driver training programmes to ensure that medical equipment gets to its destination.

Congratulations to Paul on winning this prestigious award!

Pictured top: comedian Des Clarke, sponsor Ryder's Alan Hill, Paul Reid and TV presenter Mary Rhodes