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Van Excellence celebrates hits a century with Countrywide Farmers

The Freight Transport Association’s Van Excellence scheme has reached its century – announcing that it has now accredited its 100th fleet operator – Countrywide Farmers.

Since FTA launched the Van Excellence scheme in 2010 it has accredited a wide variety of van fleet operators which now stands at 100 and includes many high profile businesses such as BT Fleet, Balfour Beatty, British Gas, Sainsbury’s, West Midlands Ambulance Service and Network Rail.

Darren Moor – Operations and Compliance Manager – Countrywide Farmers said:
“We are proud to be associated with the FTA & the Van Excellence Scheme. The accreditation demonstrates to our business, suppliers and customers that we are committed to delivering a first class service across out transport operations and is a reflection of our Customer Service Standard throughout our business.”

Mark Cartwright – FTA’s Head of Vans congratulated Countrywide Farmers on becoming an accredited member of the Van Excellence scheme:
“Reaching the milestone of 100 Accredited Operators makes an important statement about the ambitions of Van Excellence. The scheme is here to stay as the most complete and robust measure of a van operator’s attitude towards compliant, safe and efficient running of their fleet. There is a lot more work to be done across the sector but this landmark serves to prove that very many van operators take their corporate responsibilities very seriously and Countrywide Farmers are a perfect demonstration of this.”

Van Excellence was created in order to promote high standards of van operation and driving by accrediting operators against an industry code of good practice. Operators register their interest and receive details of the Van Excellence Code, then present themselves for audit when they are ready.

Van Excellence is supported by its Industry Partners: ATS Euromaster, BT Fleet, Hertz Van Rental, Lex Autolease and TomTom Telematics.

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