With over four million vans on the UK’s roads, it is vital to improve safety and compliance within the industry and help businesses of all sizes professionalise their van operations.
With this in mind, this spring’s Freight Transport Association Van Excellence Operational Briefings include an unrivalled line-up of speakers, and will explore risk and driver management and discuss best practice and compliance issues.
The briefings, which are sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans, take place on 15 February in Harrogate, 22 February at Twickenham Stadium, London and on 1 March at Villa Park, Aston Villa Football Club in Birmingham. They are designed to assist any van operator, from large fleets to those with just one vehicle, whether they are an FTA member or not. Delegates attending last year gave the briefings a 93% approval rating.
Van Excellence is an industry-led initiative which aims to enhance standards of van operator compliance, celebrate operators who demonstrate excellence and represent the interests of the van industry. The scheme was launched in 2010 and recently won a Prince Michael of Kent International Road Safety Award.