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FTA and Greenroad join forces for Van Excellence


The Freight Transport Association has announced that GreenRoad is the latest partner of the association’s Van Excellence scheme.

GreenRoad is designed to dramatically reduce crash incidents and cut fuel consumption by enhancing driver performance while behind the wheel. A typical GreenRoad customer sees up to a 10% reduction in fuel consumption and emissions as well as a 50% reduction on collision costs.

Van Excellence is an industry-led initiative to raise standards and improve the image of the UK’s growing van sector and includes a tough accreditation system and a strict code of practice, and is backed by many household names. The launch of Van Excellence in 2010 has been widely welcomed in the industry, and many businesses have joined the scheme. Van Excellence is a standard set by van operators for use by van operators, sharing and formalising working practices already used by leading companies in the sector.

Mark Cartwright, FTA’s van project manager, said: “We are delighted to have GreenRoad on board as partners of Van Excellence. As leaders in driver performance and safety management they bring a huge amount of value to the scheme in terms of experience and expertise, and their support is invaluable.”

GreenRoad will be providing a regular column for FTA’s magazine Freight covering relevant issues. Aidan Rowsome, general manager of GreenRoad, said: “We chose to partner with FTA because its Van Excellence scheme plays an important role in helping fleets become safer and more fuel-efficient. We hope that through this partnership we will help van fleet managers understand that it is possible to change driving behaviour and achieve considerable savings in accident costs, fuel, insurance and wear-and-tear.”

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