Ford is the latest to become a partner of the Van Excellence scheme. They join other operators including Mercedes, VW, Nissan, Fiat and Isuzu who are all part of the accreditation scheme that encourages high standards of van operation and driving, and combined now takes the ‘market share’ of new van registration to over 50%.
Partners promote the Code of Van Excellence amongst their customers and encourage its standards to be adopted and followed throughout the light commercial vehicle sector.
“We’re delighted to welcome Ford as a Van Excellence Partner” says Mark Cartwright, FTA’s head of vans and LCV’s. “Together with existing partners Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, FIAT and Isuzu our manufacturer partners now represent over half of the UK’s annual registrations. Their support is invaluable particularly as we develop a Van Excellence accreditation scheme for dealers.”
Accredited members are those who have successfully demonstrated that their fleet management and compliance systems can meet the demanding standards of the Code of Van Excellence, the voluntary code of practice for van fleet operators.