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Culina Group receives FTA Compliance Award

Food and drink specialist Culina Group has been presented with the Freight Transport Association Tachofta Compliance Award in recognition of its high standards of driver compliance and management of infringements.

The FTA Award is recognised as prestigious within the industry and highlight members’ efforts to stay compliant with driver hour’s legislation, and ensuring that they keep their drivers safe and legal.

Culina has received the Award for three consecutive years. As a leading provider of logistics services for chilled and ambient food and drink companies in the UK, Culina specialises in the development and implementation of total supply chain solutions for major or niche ambient and chilled brand manufacturers and distributors.

The high standards at the organisation’s Milton Keynes depot in particular, were highlighted for a second year running. The site stood out with an average of just 3% of its core drivers having infringements on a daily basis. Additionally, it had the lowest percentage of drivers with repeat contraventions indicating the robust systems in place monitoring driver performance.

The Tachofta Award was presented to Culina at Milton Keynes by FTA Director of Operations – June Powell, who said:  “FTA analyses more than 20 million driver days and recognises the efforts Operators make in order to achieve such high standards.  To be presented with this Award once is a great achievement, but for Culina to receive their third is testimony that the systems they have in place are key to retaining such a high level of compliance.  We are delighted to continue to work with Culina to both support their internal systems and evolve Visionfta.”

Fleet Compliance Manager at Culina, Pip Bains said: “One of the most rewarding things for any transport manager is the knowledge that they run a very compliant operation and have staff in place to ensure a continuous commitment to legislation.  Our Milton Keynes depot have now won this award for 2 out of the last 3 years proving yet again that driver compliance, safety and well being are at the foremost of all their procedures.  A huge well done to all the team at Milton Keynes, keep up the great work!”

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