Shortlist for Tip-ex and Tank-ex Awards revealed

The shortlist for the 2018 Tip-ex and Tank-ex Awards sees Cemex lead the way with three nomination across five categories, closely followed by tanker specialist Suttons and Yorkshire-based bulk haulage specialist Alfred Hymas which received two nominations.

The winners will be revealed at the Tip-ex Gala dinner, sponsored by SSAB Swedish Steel, on the evening of Friday 1 June. Tip-ex and Tank-ex 2018 takes place at the Harrogate Convention Centre between 31 May and 2 June.

The Show Innovation Award, sponsored by Iveco; Image of the Industry Award, sponsored by Wilcox, and Personality of the Year Award, sponsored by Hyva, have no shortlist and will all be revealed on the night.

Apprentice of the Year (the Steve Gray Memorial Award) will also be revealed on the night and is sponsored by Commercial Motor.

The shortlist in full:

Tanker Operator of the Year, sponsored by Feldbinder UK

  • Cemex UK Operations
  • Lomas Distribution
  • Suttons Transport Group
  • Whitworths

Tanker Safety Award, sponsored by Protruck Auctions

  • Bibby Distribution
  • Cemex UK Operations
  • McPhersons
  • Suttons Transport Group

Tipper Haulier of the Year, sponsored by Volvo

  • Alfred Hymas
  • Allied Plant
  • Ernest Cooper
  • Mick George Haulage
  • Paul Smart Transport

Tipper Livery of the Year, sponsored by Close Brothers

  • Alfred Hymas
  • Cemex UK Operations
  • HD Ricketts
  • JPE Aggregate
  • Y Pellets

Tipper Safety Award

  • Tarmac
  • T.K. Gallagher

Top tippers in titanic tussle in latest edition of Commercial Motor


As Tip-ex 2018 approaches Commercial Motor has put eight-wheelers from all seven major manufacturers to the test in a unique issue on sale today.

CM pitted an DAF CF450; Iveco Stralis X-Way; MAN TGS 35.420; Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3240K; Renault Range K480; Scania XT G410 and Volvo FMX420 against each other in a quarry in Gloucestershire against each other – and the results can be read in the 17-page spectacular.

The past year has seen Scania and Iveco reveal new models, the XT and Stralis X-Way respectively, optimised for the construction centre. Both models will be on display at Tip-ex – which takes place at the Harrogate Convention Centre between 31 May and 2 June.

Meanwhile the DAF CF has benefited from recent updates across the board, while the remaining four are nowhere near approaching obsolescence as all are signed up to a programme of Continuous Professional Development with mid-life improvements appearing in their specs.

Tip-ex is the only show in the UK where you can see trucks from all seven major manufacturers.

8x4 fun! Driving tippers through muddy puddles