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Tallaght based company wins award for excellence

FreightSpeed founder John Flynn and Sinead Reed, lecturer, National Maritime College of Ireland who presented The Green Mover Award.

Tallaght based transport company FreightSpeed, already a winner at the National Green Transport Awards 2017, was nominated in four separate categories at the seventh annual Irish Logistics and Transport Awards winning the Green Mover award last week.

The awards celebrate excellence in logistics and transport, awarding those who have maintained their commitment to the industry and continuously raise the bar in their day-to-day business.

FreightSpeed was recognised for its continuous efforts in the following categories – Client & Supplier Collaboration, Excellence in Fleet Management, Green Mover and the Technology Award.

The FreightSpeed Group, based in Magna Business Park, was founded in 1998 by Dubliner John Flynn with one driver and one van and less than two decades later has a fleet of over 130 drivers and vehicles including Transit Vans, 40ft’ Trucks and a Cold-Chain fleet covering the country twice daily.

Speaking after receiving the award, John said FreightSpeed’s continuous growth “is down to the innovative team that continuously strive to provide a superior cost efficient transport solution for their customers.”

He cited this as underpinning the success of the business which recently won the tender for the HSE NDC transport contract which services all the major hospitals throughout the Twenty Six counties.

John added:

“We are very proud of the service that Freightspeed delivers, with over  250,000 consumer packs delivered twice a day  to more than 2,000 customers nationwide”.

Winning the Green Mover award at last weeks awards was underpinned by FreightSpeed working in collaboration with the HSE National Distribution Hub Tullamore.

It embarked on an in-depth analysis of its fleet profile and vehicle utilisation which resulted in a reduction of fuel usage, vehicle downtime which helped lower the HSE National Distribution’s annual CO2 emissions by 38%.