FTA launches Van Excellence Driver of the Year competition Tue Jun 03 17:07:00 BST 2014

"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."

Mark Cartwright, FTA's Head of Vans

The Freight Transport Association will be holding its first Van Excellence Driver of the Year contest on Thursday 10 July 2014 at Bruntingthorpe Proving Grounds as part of the DRIVEit@ van event.

The FTA Van Excellence Driver of the Year contest, which is sponsored by motors.co.uk and Leaseplan, is open to Van Excellence accredited operators, who have been invited to enter their best driver. The events for the day are designed to test the entrants’ abilities across a wide range of skills, and include a fuel economy run, driver behavioural 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 Cartwight, FTA’s Head of Vans 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.”

Van Excellence accredited operators wishing to enter a driver can email mcartwright@fta.co.uk for an entry form. This will be on a first come, first served basis as the number of entrants is limited.


Notes for editors

Further details on the DRIVEit@ event can be found at http://www.driveitat.com/vanexcellence/

The FTA Van Excellence Driver of the Year 2014 is sponsored by motors.co.uk and Leaseplan. Vehicles supplier: FIAT Professional; signage supplier: Sign Language; with Van Excellence Industry Partners ATS Euromaster, Hertz Van Rental and TomTom.

Van Excellence is an industry-led initiative which aims to enhance standards of van operator compliance, celebrate operators who demonstrate excellence and represent the interests of the van industry. Membership of Van Excellence is open to all operators of vehicles of 3.5 te GVW or less. Further information, including a registration form and a copy of the code of Van Excellence, can be found at http://www.vanexcellence.co.uk
 

 

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