Trailer parts company ATE has become a Van Excellence recognised partner.
The company joins more than 40 other organisations that have been recognised as supplying valuable products and services to van operators.
Mark Cartwright, FTA head of vans, said: “We are delighted to announce that ATE has joined Van Excellence as a recognised partner. The FTA-led scheme is extending its reach and provides best practice recommendations which lead to safety improvements and cost reduction. ATE’s products certainly support the safe and compliant operation of van fleets.”
Since its launch in 2010, Van Excellence has established itself as the industry standard for light fleet operators across all sectors. The scheme promotes high standards and now has more than 100 accredited commercial vehicle operators, covering 125,000 vehicles, and has established itself as the voice and benchmark of professional LCV fleet managers.
The Van Excellence Code was agreed by operators acting as a Governance Group and requires systems to be in place to check vehicle roadworthiness, driver entitlement, load security and other safety aspects. The standard exceeds the minimum requirements of the current law, selecting and adapting the requirements of O-licensing normally applied to trucks for the van sector.