Montgomery Transport has become the first haulier in Northern Ireland to gain DVSA Earned Recognition accreditation.
The Newtownabbey-based Group, which is a member of Palletways, demonstrated strong transport management systems and processes to be successfully accepted into the scheme.
The DVSA Earned Recognition scheme is a voluntary scheme for companies with lorries, buses and coaches that requires a strong track record of compliance and adherence to driver and vehicle standards.
It was launched to ensure that compliant businesses obtain the best business value from the enforcement regime, something that other companies will aspire to gain. It will also enable the DVSA to focus its attention on the seriously and serially non-compliant, where the risks to road safety are highest.
Steven McBride, general manager at Montgomery Distribution, said: “We're delighted to have achieved Founder Member status from the DVSA. This accreditation reflects the dedication and hard work of every member of staff here and I’m glad the team have got the recognition they deserve.
“This status is difficult to achieve but it sends out a strong signal to our customers and competitors that we are committed to delivering high standards across the business and leading the way in road safety for everyone. We’re the only logistics operator in Northern Ireland to complete the scheme and we look forward to reaping the rewards from it.”
Montgomery Transport Group operates a fleet in excess of 300 vehicles and 900 trailers.