O’Toole Refrigerated Transport’s attention to detail in a complex business such as seafood distribution was rewarded by winning the Fleet Transport Irish Haulier of the Year 2015 award, in association with Rosslare Europort.
The Moycullen- headquartered company was applauded by the 820 attendees at the Fleet Transport Awards Gala Dinner held at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin on Thursday 2 October.
In winning the International Haulier of the Year Award 2015 category, O’Tooles went on to take the coveted overall Irish Haulier of the Year 2015 title. The expert judging panel acknowledged O’Toole’s progress from humble beginnings to confidence in the future of its business with major investment in new facilities and updates to its vehicle fleet. The fact that it is contracted to some of the world’s biggest food companies throughout Europe was noted too.
Laurence O’Toole, Company Managing Director was delighted to receive the top prize at the Gala Dinner attended by leading representatives from the road transport and commercial vehicle industries. “This award means so much to us and is dedicated to all our staff that have helped us to reach this high level and join an elite group of past winners,” he said.
Comperes for the evening Bob Conway (Today FM ) and Brenda Donoghue (RTE Radio 1 ) also announced DPD Galway winning the inaugural Best Van Fleet title. Personnel working behind the scenes were honoured
In his welcome address, Jarlath Sweeney, Group Editor, Fleet Publications said, “Tonight we celebrate champions – leaders in the road transport and commercial vehicle industries and applaud all of the finalists. Congratulations to O’Toole Transport, which has been knocking on the door for the main prize for a few years now. Best wishes to them and all of the award winners.”