Van Excellence welcomes BT Fleet and TomTom Business Solutions as Industry Partners

Friday 15 February 2013

BT Fleet and TomTom Business Solutions have joined Hertz, ATS Euromaster and Route Monkey as Industry Partners of the FTA-backed Van Excellence scheme.

"Industry Partnership of Van Excellence is the perfect opportunity for two such highly respected organisations as BT Fleet and TomTom Business Solutions to become involved the scheme," says Mark Cartwright, FTA's Head of Vans and Light Commercial Vehicles.

Industry Partners are an important addition to Van Excellence, helping to promote and endorse the Van Excellence Code amongst their customers and encourage its standards to be adopted and followed throughout the light commercial vehicle sector.

Van Excellence was launched in 2010 in order to promote high standards of van operation and driving by accrediting operators against a code of good practice; the addition of Industry Partners to the scheme is good news for all involved.

In addition to supporting Van Excellence, the Industry Partners will be working with FTA on a number of different initiatives throughout 2013, including a Van Excellence supplement, developing best practice guides, and three new conferences throughout the UK.

What the Industry Partners say about supporting Van Excellence:

Dave Bowen, Managing Director – BT Fleet:

"BT Fleet is delighted to become a Van Excellence Industry Partner and help raise awareness of the programme’s benefits. Having managed complex van fleets for over fifty years, we are perfectly placed to help van fleet operators with their day-to-day challenges; driver safety, operator compliance and peace of mind."

Giles Margerison, Sales Director UK and Ireland - TomTom Business Solutions:

"TomTom Business Solutions is proud to partner with FTA on Van Excellence. This partnership fits nicely with our goal to increase awareness of high standards of best practice in van fleets, and facilitate sustainable and successful initiatives that are underpinned by trusted, industry leading fleet management technology. This helps raise the standard and promote safe and efficient van fleets across all industry sectors."

Since its launch in 2010 Van Excellence has quickly become an integral part of promoting high standards of van operation and driving by accrediting operators against an industry code of good practice.

Mark Cartwright added:

"This is excellent news for Van Excellence, which is delighted to welcome BT Fleet and TomTom Business Solutions as Industry Partners. The support of these two organisations for Van Excellence is invaluable and is testimony to the scheme, which has become such an integral part of organisations which operate vans, and illustrates the important part they play in the day-to-day work of the logistics industry."

Notes for editors

Hertz, ATS Euromaster, Route Monkey, BT Fleet and TomTom Business Solutions became the first Industry Partners of the Van Excellence scheme in 2013.

Accredited operators are those who have successfully demonstrated that their fleet management and compliance systems can meet the demanding standards of the Code of Van Excellence, the voluntary code of practice for van fleet operators.

Van Excellence was awarded the Best New Service Award at the 2012 Fleet News Awards.

A list of accredited members of Van Excellence is at

Membership of Van Excellence is open to all operators of commercial 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
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