Frequently asked questions

Entry is free and you can enter as many categories as you like. Just make sure that you tailor each entry to the criteria. Please ensure that you have also read and understood the terms and conditions for entering. Please send in your electronic entry form with your PDF submission through the website before the deadline of 17:00 on 10 September 2021.

The awards are open to businesses operating across the commercial vehicle road transport sector. This includes dealerships, finance providers, auction houses, bodybuilders and breakdown and recovery operators.

17:00 BST on 10 September 2021.

Nothing! Entering the awards is absolutely free.

Categories available to enter are:

  • Aftersales and Maintenance Provider of the Year
  • Apprenticeship of the Year
  • Bodybuilder of the Year
  • Customer Service Award
  • Franchised Dealer of the Year
  • Independent Dealer of the Year
  • Rental, Leasing and Contract Hire Provider of the Year
  • Sales Team of the Year


The following categories are part of the awards, but not open to entries:

  • Dealer Principal of the Year
  • Service to Industry Award

The criteria for each of the categories above can be found on our enter the awards page here. You can also download our entry guide here.

Entries must cover all points of the outlined criteria for the relevant award. Entries should be no more than 1000 words.

All entries should be uploaded as PDF documents using our online entry system.

If you are providing video, these files should not be uploaded but hosted and links provided (e.g. hosted on a company website; vimeo; YouTube.)

A high-resolution version of your company logo and supporting photo depicting the business, dealership, person or team should be uploaded as part of the submission. These images will be used in the awards presentation if you are a finalist this year.

Maximum of 1000 words for an entry. Any appendices should be submitted as additional supporting material.

A high-resolution version of your company logo and supporting photo depicting the business, dealership, person or team should be uploaded as part of the submission.

These images will be used in the awards presentation if you are a finalist this year.

You will need to collate all of the documents, photos or PDFs you wish to enter into one folder and convert this to a .zip file.

You can do so by right clicking on the relevant folder, going down on the menu to the “Send to” option and then click Compressed (zipped folder). The maximum file size we can accept is 5MB per file and 40MB per folder.

To reduce the folder size you may wish to convert individual documents within a folder to PDF if appropriate.

Yes, please press the “Save for Later” button which will then move your incomplete entry into your “Saved Items”. When you are ready to submit you can log back in, go to your saved items tab to make any necessary changes before selecting the “Move to Basket” button which will allow you to complete your transaction.

If you log back in your entry will be held under the Awards > Nominations section. You will then be able to select the “edit” button and make necessary changes. Please be sure to press save. After 17:00 BST on 10 September 2021 no further changes can be made.

Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of road transport industry experts, selected by Commercial Motor. The judges’ decisions will be final. No correspondence will be entered into.

If an entry is deemed more appropriate for another category, Commercial Motor Awards reserve the right to move this without notifying the entrant in advance.

We ask all of our judges to sign a confidentiality agreement before we allow them to begin the judging process and review any entries. Any confidential or sensitive information included in your entry must be clearly marked. Winners of the awards will have an overview of their entry published in Commercial Motor. Any information that shouldn’t be included should be clearly marked within your entry.

These awards are not available for entries. For more information contact: vic.bunby@roadtransport.com