The most important criterion is the contribution made by the innovation to increased efficiency in road freight transport. Does it deliver significant benefits to vehicle operators, for example in enhanced security, faster processing or lower weight? And what are the economic benefits? How significant are the technical improvements? Minor updates and facelifts do not win Trailer Innovation Awards.
Type of innovation and closing date for entries
Innovations of all types and size (component, material, detail solution, system solution) are welcome, provided they apply to trailers, semi-trailers or bodies and not directly to motor vehicles. Prototypes and complete solutions are equally eligible, but nothing more than two years old, please. The closing date for entries is 30 June 2014.
Costs and benefits
Entrants are not obliged to have stand space at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 show in Hannover in September, but they should be represented at the awards presentation ceremony there. Every company entering the awards is encouraged to provide a short video of its innovation, to be displayed during this ceremony.
There is no Trailer Innovation Awards entry fee.