National van rental company Reflex Vans, based in Loughborough, Leicestershire, has become the first van rental business to receive the Freight Transport Association’s Van Excellence operator accreditation.
Van Excellence was launched in 2010 in order to promote high standards of van operation and driving by accrediting operators against an industry code of good practice.
Mark Cartwright, FTA’s Head of Vans, said: “We’re delighted to award Van Excellence operator accreditation to Reflex, the first van rental business to achieve this standard. Reflex’s policy of speed limiting its rental vans by default allows it to comply with the Van Excellence Code and we applaud the company for leading the way.”
Lisa Spong, Head of Sales for Reflex, said: “The recognition of the Van Excellence accreditation demonstrates our commitment to safer, more efficient and sustainable van operations. In turn, this will help our standing with customers and employees and reassure both the public and Government that van operators are addressing the issues of concern to them.”
The Van Excellence scheme is helping raise compliance levels across the sector by setting high standards and sharing best practice, professionalising the industry and moving away from the traditional ‘white van man’ image.