Jaama amongst first to partner FTA's Van Excellence scheme
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 name businesses.
The launch of Van Excellence in 2010 has been widely welcomed in the industry, with its standard set by van operators for use by van operators, sharing and formalising working practices already used by leading companies in the sector.
In the 18 months since the scheme launched, 27 fleets have achieved accreditation to the Van Excellence Code, with a further 80 having expressed interest or undergoing accreditation. The total number of vans operated by those organisations is 137,500.
There are, to date, 14 organisations that have joined the Van Excellence programme as partners and are suppliers to van fleets. Partners promote the Code of Van Excellence amongst their customers and encourage its standards to be adopted and followed throughout the light commercial vehicle sector.
Among Jaama customers that have achieved Van Excellence as determined by the "Van Excellence Code" are: Amey, DHL International (UK), Enterprise Managed Services, Norse Commercial Services and South Central Ambulance Trust.
Mark Cartwright, the FTA’s head of vans and light commercial vehicles, said: 'Van Excellence is all about recognising excellence across the sector. Jaama’s support of Van Excellence demonstrates their commitment in supporting van operators and FTA is delighted to welcome the company as a Van Excellence partner.'