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FTA launch Van Excellence Driver of the Year award

By Kyle Lindsay
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 13:30

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AWARD: Contest to take place on July 10

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) are set to host their first Van Excellence Driver of the Year contest.

To be held on July 10 at Bruntingthorpe Proving Grounds as part of the DRIVEit@ van event, the award is open to Van Excellence-accredited operators, who have been invited to enter their best driver.

The event, sponsored by Motors.co.uk and LeasePlan, will see entrants tested in challenges including a fuel economy run, driver behavioral feedback, risk awareness, pre-use defect checking and a knowledge test.

Van Excellence Industry Partners ATS Euromaster, Hertz Van Rental and TomTom will offer expertise on a variety of tasks which the drivers will undertake during the day.

They will also be available at the Van Excellence Arena, where visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the work of Van Excellence.

Mark Cartwright, Head of Vans at the FTA, said: “This competition gives us a terrific opportunity to show this vital sector of UK logistics in a positive light and gain van drivers the recognition they deserve for their skill and the importance of the job they do.”

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