CEMEX UK wins leading logistics industry award


04 July 2014
CEMEX UK received a major industry award, Safety in Operation at last night’s Motor Transport Awards for its outstanding achievements in cyclist safety. The award was presented by actor and comedian, Rob Brydon. 

Since 2004 CEMEX UK has developed a significant cyclist safety programme including training programmes for its drivers, innovations and measures for its 900+ large goods vehicles (LGV's) to help them detect cyclists close to the vehicles, sharing best practice with contract hauliers and events to help educate cyclists about the dangers around lgvs. 

The work has helped influence and shape guidelines for its trade associations, the Mineral Products Association and the Freight Transport Association and company representatives have been involved with Transport for London to establish industry standards and lobby the European Parliament.

The awards, organised by Motor Transport magazine, are the road transport industry event of the year, recognising innovation, outstanding service, efficiency and quality. Winning a Motor Transport award shows that a business has reached the very highest standards, as judged by an independent panel of experts drawn from the industry.

The judges said CEMEX is leading the industry in cycle safety and takes an exhaustive approach to the issue of reducing road risks, focusing on sharing road space.

The judges added: “It has dealt with a difficult issue, making proactive moves on cycle safety. CEMEX has been on a journey to make its vehicles ever safer for vulnerable road users for more than a decade, after the death of Alex McVitty in 2000 who was hit by one of its concrete mixers.”

Craig Williamson, Director of Logistics comments “We were delighted to receive this major award.  It was recognition of all the hard work and commitment that everyone, from every part of the CEMEX business, has made to making the roads safer for vulnerable road users so that we can all share our roads safely.”

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Notes to editors:

 For further information on CEMEX  UK contact Elizabeth Young; email: Elizabeth.young@cemex.com t:01932 58321401932 583214

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