GE Capital, Fleet Services has become the
first vehicle leasing company to receive the industry-leading Van Excellence
Operated and audited by the Freight Transport Association, Van Excellence is
designed to set demanding targets covering all aspects of van operations
including key areas such as driver behaviour, vehicle safety and
maintenance, environmental impact and risk assessment.
Introduced a little over a year ago, Van Excellence is supported by van
manufacturers such as Mercedes, Ford and Nissan, and has been adopted by a
number of major corporate fleets.
Eddie Parker, LCV Consultant at GE Capital, Fleet Services, said that
achieving Van Excellence had involved a comprehensive exercise over the
course of this year, looking at GE’s LCV operating processes in detail.
He explained: "We are delighted to be the first leasing company to achieve
the Van Excellence standard. This has proved a very useful exercise as we
constantly re-examine our light commercial vehicle operations from top to
bottom to ensure continuous improvement. To have done this with the FTA’s
expert guidance and input has been invaluable.
"Van Excellence also gives assurance to existing and potential customers
that we meet the highest industry standards when it comes to our van fleet."
Richard White, the FTA’s Van Project Leader, added: "It is very pleasing to
be able to welcome GE Capital, Fleet Services to our list of accredited Van
Excellence fleets, especially as they are one of the leading players in the
vehicle leasing sector."