Torus has announced that it has received the Freight Transport Association’s Van Excellence accreditation on its first attempt.
Torus’ managing director for in house contractors Haydn Hansford said: “We are proud to be awarded the Van Excellence accreditation after a vigorous audit to ensure our fleet operation is above and beyond current transport and government requirements.
“This accreditation demonstrates Torus is committed to safer, more efficient and sustainable van operations. It will also help our standing with our customers and employees that we are a responsible and safe vehicle fleet operator.”
The Van Excellence scheme is aimed at raising 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.
FTA’s head of vans Mark Cartwright said: “The Van Excellence scheme is the most complete and robust measure of an organisation’s attitude towards the compliant, safe and efficient running of its fleet.
“Torus has shown that it takes its corporate responsibilities very seriously and I am delighted announce that the organisation has achieved Van Excellence accreditation.”
Membership of Van Excellence is open to all operators of vehicles of 3.5t GVW or less.