Recognising their support in promoting Van Excellence, the Van Excellence Gold Partners for 2017 - ARI, Bott, Brigade Electronics, Hertz, Lex Autolease and Microlise – have been presented with celebratory plaques.
The presentation was made by Julie Davies of Amey Fleet Services, chair of the Van Excellence Governance Group at the 2017 Van Excellence Operational Briefing on March 23.
The Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) Van Excellence scheme is an industry-led initiative which promotes the safe operation of vans, celebrates operators that demonstrate excellence and represents the interests of the van industry. Each Gold Partner is from a different service sector within the van industry and supports the scheme in all its initiatives and by promoting best practice in van operations.
FTA sponsorship and advertising manager Will Reeves said: “This year we have welcomed two new Gold Partners - Brigade Electronics and Microlise – both of which have recognised the value the scheme brings to the sector and stepped up from being Recognised Partners.
“The Gold Partners support Van Excellence throughout the year in providing funding for the Operational Briefings, Van Report, Driver of the Year and a new Charity Accreditation Fund that will be launched shortly.
“Without their vital support, the scheme could not continue to improve standards and increase compliance across the vans sector, and the reputation and skills of the partners set the gold standard for the Van Excellence scheme which the rest of the sector aspires to.”