J M Hall Couriers, with a fleet of 350 vans across 14 depots, has gained the Freight Transport Association’s Van Excellence Operator Accreditation, showing its dedication to the safety and compliance of its fleet.
Van Excellence was launched in 2010 in order to promote high standards of van operation and driving by accrediting operators against an industry code of good practice.
Barrie Wilson, FTA’s regional manager – vans, said: “FTA is delighted to award Van Excellence Operator Accreditation to J M Hall Couriers, who have demonstrated high standards and excellent compliance management, and are playing their part in improving the image of the van industry.”
James Hall, director of J M Hall Couriers, said: “We are very proud to have achieved Van Excellence accreditation, showing that we take our corporate responsibilities extremely seriously and setting an example to others in the industry in order to drive up standards.”
The Van Excellence scheme is helping raise compliance levels across the sector by setting high standards and sharing best practice, professionalising the industry and moving away from the traditional ‘white van man’ image.