Northgate Vehicle Hire has been recognised as an official Van Excellence Partner by the Freight Transport Association (FTA).
Van Excellence is a scheme created by the FTA in response to the demand for an independent standards committee focused on raising standards throughout the industry and recognising excellence.
The recognition is a demonstration of Northgate’s commitment to supporting the aims of Van Excellence and the promotion of the Van Excellence Code.
Having met the initiative’s demanding standards, Northgate was recognised by the body for its safe, efficient and sustainable operation, which ensured that Northgate operates in accordance with the Van Excellence Code.
Gary Dean, UK technical support manager at Northgate Vehicle Hire, said: “Van safety and sustainable operations is a key focus at Northgate and being recognised as Van Excellence partners reaffirms this commitment.
“As partners we have proven to meet quality standards across the board, including vehicle conditions, safe working environments, vehicle standards and vehicle administration.
“We were confident that our own quality standards would meet those of the industry scheme and we were not disappointed.
“As a market leader within the LCV industry we have much to share with our peers in terms of best practice in the area of vehicles standards, compliance and health and safety.”
Mark Cartwright, head of vans and logistics buyers at FTA, said: “Northgate is the market leader in flexible vehicle hire, so we are delighted to have them on board to help us communicate the Van Excellence standards to a wider audience.
“Safe and sustainable driving is essential to ensure the smooth operation of businesses across the UK, and it is fantastic to see a company with Northgate’s gravitas recognise this and actively promote it.”