Hewden's work recognised by FTA Roadworthiness Award Thu Dec 19 09:46:00 GMT 2013

"We are delighted to present Hewden with another FTA Roadworthiness Award. Their Bangor depot in particular was selected to receive the award in recognition of a very strong performance in controlling driver related defects."

Lee Scarlett, FTA's Head of Contract Relations

In recognition of its high standards of maintaining both vehicles and trailers, and controlling driver related defects, British plant hirer Hewden has received the Freight Transport Association's (FTA) Roadworthiness Award.

The prestigious Roadworthiness Awards highlight FTA members' efforts to keep their fleets safe, legal and efficient, recognise excellent standards of vehicle safety, condition and maintenance standards in the UK, and are designed to encourage and reward high standards of compliance with vehicle condition legislation.

As one of the largest plant hire and equipment rental companies in the UK and Europe, Hewden supports professional contractors and builders, with a core fleet of 30 machine types – including excavators, backhoes, rollers, telehandlers, dumpers and access platforms. It was the work of the organisation's Bangor depot in particular that was recognised for its high standards and ultimately won the FTA Award.

Lee Scarlett, FTA's Head of Contract Relations said:

"We are delighted to present Hewden with another FTA Roadworthiness Award. Their Bangor depot in particular was selected to receive the award in recognition of a very strong performance in controlling driver related defects. This, combined with having the lowest overall number of defects for both vehicles and trailers in their national fleet, demonstrated the overall excellent condition of vehicles operated by this depot."

FTA's Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) introduced the Roadworthiness Award scheme in 2008 for members of the association using VIS, in order to recognise those clearly demonstrating that they are operating a safe, legal and reliable fleet of commercial vehicles. VIS has recently upgraded its management information service to the VIS Gateway, which allows users of the service to view their vehicle inspection results and benchmark performance against manufacturer, vehicle type, model, driver and industry sector and provides internal/depot comparisons.

Kevin Buckler, Transport Compliance Manager for Hewden commented:

"Hewden is delighted to be the recipient of the prestigious FTA Roadworthiness Award. It is rewarding to know that our commitment to operating a safe and compliant fleet of HGVs by using the FTA Vehicle Inspection Service benchmarking reports has been recognised."


Notes to editors

FTA Roadworthiness Award winners are presented with a custom-printed 1:50 scale model truck, a certificate and a feature in FTA's Freight magazine. More details on the awards can be found at: http://www.fta.co.uk

A number of operators have been presented with the FTA Roadworthiness Award from across different industry sectors. Details can be found on FTA's website: http://www.fta.co.uk/services/vehicle_inspection_service/winners_roadworthiness_awards.html
 

 

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