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Haynes Ford Maidstone becomes Van Excellence Recognised Partner

FTA has said it is delighted to announce Haynes Ford Maidstone as the first manufacturer dealer to become a Van Excellence Recognised Partner.
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) awarded Haynes with a certificate at the Ford Transit Show Live event held at the dealership in Maidstone today (21 May).

As a Van Excellence Recognised Partner the work Haynes Ford do in order to improve good practice in van fleets is acknowledged, as it the continuous efforts to ensure compliance in all that they do.

Neil Murray, Haynes Ford – Commercial Sales Manager said:
“The Van Excellence programme give us the ability to help develop and promote with our customers best practice in their operation of vans and light commercial vehicles. Haynes Ford sell the whole range of award winning and market leading Ford vans that have been developed with the latest and most advanced safety features. Promoting ourselves selling Ford vehicles together with FTA Van Excellence programme we are able to offer customers a unique and comprehensive market leading combination of vehicles with advice on the latest and most up to date best practice in van operation.”

Van Excellence, the national accreditation scheme for van operators, is backed by FTA and was launched in 2010. The scheme is an industry-led initiative is open to van operators of commercial vehicles of 3.5 te GVW or less, which aims to enhance standards of van operator compliance; celebrate operators who demonstrate excellence and represent the interests of the van industry.

Congratulating Haynes Ford – Mark Cartwright, FTA Head of Vans commented:
“I’m delighted to welcome Haynes Ford as our very first manufacturer dealer to become a Recognised Partner of Van Excellence. The opportunities to work with Haynes to spread the word about good van operational standards and the benefits thereof amongst their customers and prospects is exciting. It also, of course, both supports and recognises the strong collaborative approach they demonstrate when working with their clients to deliver the best vehicle choice.”
Van Excellence’s national accreditation scheme for van operators was introduced in order to promote high standards of van operation and driving by accrediting operators against a code of good practice. Created by the operator for the operator – the scheme aims to enhance standards of van operator compliance, celebrate operators who demonstrate excellence and represent the interests of the van industry.

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