Culina Group receives FTA compliance award for third consecutive year

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Food and drink specialist Culina Group has been presented with the Freight Transport Association Tachofta compliance award in recognition of its high standards of driver compliance and management of infringements.

The FTA award highlights members’ efforts to stay compliant with driver hours' legislation, and ensuring that they keep their drivers safe and legal.

Culina has received the award for three consecutive years.

The high standards at the organisation’s Milton Keynes depot in particular, were highlighted for a second year running.

The site stood out with an average of just 3% of its core drivers having infringements on a daily basis.

Additionally, it had the lowest percentage of drivers with repeat contraventions indicating the robust systems in place monitoring driver performance.

The Tachofta award was presented to Culina at Milton Keynes by June Powell, director of operations for FTA.

She said: “FTA analyses more than 20 million driver days and recognises the efforts operators make in order to achieve such high standards.

"To be presented with this award once is a great achievement, but for Culina to receive its third is testimony that the systems it has in place are key to retaining such a high level of compliance."

Pip Bains, fleet compliance manager at Culina, said: “One of the most rewarding things for any transport manager is the knowledge that they run a very compliant operation and have staff in place to ensure a continuous commitment to legislation.

"Our Milton Keynes depot has now won this award for two out of the past three years, proving yet again that driver compliance, safety and well being are at the foremost of all its procedures."

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