What is Van Excellence?

Van Excellence is a scheme designed with safety and efficiency at its core, by some of the best van operators in the UK; facilitated and managed by Logistics UK to recognise excellence and improve operational standards. At its heart are the Van Excellence Standards outlining 'what good looks like' in van operations.

Van Excellence has been developed to allow operators to ensure their standards of operation meet the requirements of the audit standards, thus enabling them to be recognised as van operators that adhere to a best practice framework. It is a sign to your customers, clients, staff and supply chain that your operation adheres to the highest safety standards. 

Take your first steps to becoming Van Excellence Accredited

Van operators who pass their audit and switch to our insurance partner McCarron Coates are eligible to have their Van Excellence audit costs paid for*

* Subject to agreement by Logistics UK's insurance partner and cost will only be reimbursed upon passing the audit and applies to your first audit only.

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Benefits of becoming a Van Excellence Accredited Operator:

Once you have demonstrated this level of excellence through a successful annual audit, key benefits not only include external recognition, as you have achieved the highest standards of operation and safety, reputation, and confidence in internal processes, but all of these offers and discounts too: 

  • Saving a minimum of 10% on your van fleet insurance
  • Saving a minimum of 5% on long-term van hire
  • Saving 25% on van graphics design, print and fitting
  • 3 months free vehicle tracking subscription
Here is a List of our Van Excellence Accredited Operators

The Van Excellence Standards

The Van Excellence Standards represent the current minimum best practice standards required to ensure the safe operation of van fleets regardless of fleet size or their industry sector. See all the elements of the standards here

Getting Started with Van Excellence

Van Excellence aims to help operators improve standards within their operations and become recognised for these high standards. We recognise that all van operations are different; in size, in set-up and along their journey to improve standards. Therefore we have developed a series of steps that may help you to get started and decide the best route for your business to get the most out of Van Excellence.

See more about the Van Excellence Accreditation


In partnership with CALM, we have created CALMVan to start the conversation with van drivers.... By encouraging men to reach out to their friends and colleagues, CALMVan hopes to bring about a behavioural change and continue the charity’s mission. 

One Fateful Day

A film we produced to look at the people affected by a company van collision and the impact a successful Health & Safety Executive prosecution has on all involved. Watch the video now.

Mentoring Scheme

We believe it is vital to mentor companies as they progress through the scheme, providing a great benefit for large and small companies that aspire to be Van Excellence Members. Enquire now.

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