Asda are celebrating after their 1,800-strong home shopping fleet received accreditation from the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) Van Excellence Scheme.
The supermarket’s LGV fleet bagged the recognition after showing a commitment to fulfilling the Van Excellence code of practice.
Van Excellence, which launched in 2010, is open to van operators of 3.5tonnes or less and aims to promote high standards of van operation and driving.
It has now accredited more than 100,000 vehicles.
“We’re extremely pleased that the FTA have recognised that our appetite for high standards across not just service, but safety and compliance is being replicated across our entire fleet.”
Sean Clifton, Asda
Sean Clifton, National Home Shopping Fleet Manager at Asda, said: “At Asda the customer is number one and at the heart of everything we do.
“Providing a reliable, seamless, consistent online experience is engrained into our DNA.
“So we’re extremely pleased that the FTA have recognised, through their Van Excellence accreditation scheme, that our appetite for high standards across not just service, but safety and compliance is being replicated across our entire home delivery fleet.”
Mark Cartwright, Head of Vans and Commercial Vehicles at the FTA, added: “We are delighted that ASDA has recognised the importance of the value of the Van Excellence Code of practice and how it can enhance its van operations, particularly with the rapid growth of home deliveries.
“Van Excellence has established itself as the operating standard for light fleet operators across all sectors.”