The Van Excellence scheme has celebrated its 10th birthday.
Administered by the FTA, the initiative allows operators to demonstrate their commitment to safer, more efficient and sustainable van fleets by passing a series of tests.
And despite a decade of operation, Van Excellence remains as popular as ever, with more vans than ever before are now being operated to the highest standards of safety, compliance and efficiency as a result.
In fact, 2019 alone saw some 105 companies achieve Van Excellence recognition.
Sharon Mitchell, Head of Audits and Standards at FTA, said, “Van Excellence was launched in 2010 with the aim of professionalising van driving; ten years later – and with more than 100 certified companies in operation – it is fair to say we have made great strides in improving the image of the market.
“The scheme continues to go from strength to strength; this year, we welcomed on board household brands Waitrose and Wayfair, which together operate hundreds of vans in their fleets.
“But whether a business is operating a fleet of a 100 or a small fleet of one or two, the need for safety remains the same and must not be overlooked.”