Vans drive Asda to Excellence

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has recently awarded Asda the FTA accreditation of Van Excellence.

With a home delivery fleet of more than 1,800 LGVs (large good vehicles), the £6.9billion British supermarket chain takes pride in the high standards its van operations are able to deliver to its customers on a day-to-day basis.

And with the UK online shopping industry now estimated to be worth £117.6billion, having such excellent infrastructure in delivering to customers is a key asset.

Sean Clifton, Asda’s national home shopping fleet manager, said: “At Asda the customer is number one and at the heart of everything we do.”

We’re extremely pleased that the FTA has recognised, through its 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.”

The Van Excellence scheme was launched in 2010 with the sole purpose of promoting high standards of van operation and driving by accrediting operators with reference to a code of good practice.

Since its launch, the Van Excellence scheme has garnered the support of various large commercial operators, and with the addition of Asda’s participation, has now accredited more than 100,000 vehicles.

Mark Cartwright, the FTA’s head of vans and commercial vehicles, said: “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.”

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