FTA recognises work of Tarmac with Roadworthiness Award
Monday 04 February 2019
Tarmac’s Dunbar cement site has received a Roadworthiness Award from FTA. The award recognises the organisation’s high standards when maintaining its fleet of vehicles and trailers and controlling safety related defects.
FTA is the only organisation in the UK that represents all of logistics, with over 17,000 members. The association provides vehicle inspection services to organisations keen to achieve the very highest levels of safety and compliance.
Announcing the award, FTA’s Senior Contract Manager, Eric Higham, said: “I’m delighted to present the prestigious Roadworthiness Award to Tarmac’s Dunbar cement site in recognition of the excellence it has achieved in vehicle safety and its commitment to maintaining the best standards of compliance and vehicle condition. This award reflects the very high benchmark set by Tarmac and I would like to congratulate everyone involved in the efforts that are obviously being made to ensure the fleet is safe, legal and efficient at all times.”
FTA's Roadworthiness Awards highlight its members' efforts in maintaining their fleets to the highest standards. They also recognise excellent levels of vehicle safety, condition and maintenance and are designed to encourage and reward best practice in compliance with vehicle condition legislation.
Terry Scott, National Logistics Manager, Tarmac said: “We are delighted to receive the prestigious FTA Roadworthiness Award and are incredibly proud of the high standards that we maintain throughout our fleet. Safety and transport compliance are a key priority, and this award can be attributed to everyone in our Dunbar site, as it recognises the exceptional contribution and hard work of the team to maintain our excellent safety record.”
Efficient logistics is vital to keep Britain trading, directly having an impact on more than seven million people employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. A champion and challenger, FTA speaks to Government with one voice on behalf of the whole sector, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers.
Tarmac is the UK's leading sustainable building materials supplier, providing products and solutions which support the country’s infrastructure growth today, as well as creating a more sustainable environment for its long-term future. It operates one of the largest HGV fleets in the industry as well as moving more than 9 million tonnes of material by rail every year.
Pictured receiving the award from FTA Senior Contract Manager Eric Higham are Scott Lindsay - Distribution Manager Cement Scotland, George Gowans - Transport Manager Scotland and Kenny Smith - Sales Lorry Driver & Driver Trainer.
For more information about FTA’s Vehicle Inspection Service visit http://www.fta.co.uk/services/vehicle_inspection_service/