FTA and GreenRoad join forces for Van Excellence

Tuesday 24 January 2012

The Freight Transport Association is delighted to announce that GreenRoad, a leader in driver performance and safety management, is the latest partner of the association’s Van Excellence scheme.

GreenRoad is designed to dramatically reduce crash incidents and cut fuel consumption by enhancing driver performance while behind the wheel. A typical GreenRoad customer sees up to a 10% reduction in fuel consumption and emissions as well as a 50% reduction on collision costs.

Van Excellence is an industry-led initiative to raise standards and improve the image of the UK’s growing van sector and includes a tough accreditation system and a strict code of practice, and is backed by many household names. The launch of Van Excellence in 2010 has been widely welcomed in the industry, and many businesses have joined the scheme. Van Excellence is a standard set by van operators for use by van operators, sharing and formalising working practices already used by leading companies in the sector.

Mark Cartwright, FTA’s Van Project Manager, said:

"We are delighted to have GreenRoad on board as partners of Van Excellence. As leaders in driver performance and safety management they bring a huge amount of value to the scheme in terms of experience and expertise, and their support is invaluable."

GreenRoad will be providing a regular column for FTA’s magazine Freight covering relevant issues. Aidan Rowsome, general manager of GreenRoad, said: "We chose to partner with FTA because its Van Excellence scheme plays an important role in helping fleets become safer and more fuel-efficient. We hope that through this partnership we will help van fleet managers understand that it is possible to change driving behaviour and achieve considerable savings in accident costs, fuel, insurance and wear-and-tear."

Notes for editors

Van Excellence was launched in April 2010 and now has 21 members and five partner organisations.

For further information please contact FTA’s media team on 01892 552255/01892 552253 or, out of hours, on 07818 450425.

About GreenRoad

GreenRoad is the leader in driving performance and safety management for fleets and other organisations. GreenRoad solutions feature the unique GreenRoad Driver Auto-Improvement Loop, technology-based, personalised driver self-improvement that immediately transforms driving culture and delivers the best drivers on the road. Proven across 80,000 drivers worldwide, representing innovative fleets from all industry segments, GreenRoad dramatically reduces crashes and fuel consumption so customers realise positive ROI within months. The company is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices throughout the US, UK and Israel. For more information, visit www.greenroad.com

GreenRoad Media Contact: Rachel Postlethwaite, Breakaway Communications, +44 7949 883636, rp@breakawaycom.com


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