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TyresOnTheDrive.com scores Van Excellence accreditation

TyresOnTheDrive.com has been certified by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) as a Van Excellence operator in recognition of its commitment to safer, more efficient and sustainable van operations.

TyresOnTheDrive.com provides a UK-wide mobile tyre fitting service via a fleet of more than 70 vehicles and has recently branched out into a same-day fitting service

The mobile tyre fitting service operates across the UK via a fleet of over 70 vehicles seven days a week and offers a price promise of beating any like-for-like quote while also offering two-hour time slots – said to be unique in the industry. It’s also recently rolled out a same day fitting service across its network that covers more than 80% of the UK population.

To earn its Van Excellence accreditation, TyresOnTheDrive underwent an extensive Van Excellence audit that saw the FTA review all its fleet operational processes, standards and procedures in the last few weeks, determining the company’s standards as excellent.

TyresOnTheDrive will now work alongside FTA to continue to offer the highest possible standards when operating its fleet.

Barrie Wilson, regional manager of Van Excellence, said: “With its commitment to compliance, safety, efficiency and innovation, TyresOnTheDrive sailed through its Van Excellence audit. It is the perfect example of what any van operator should aspire to be. We are honoured to present the business with a Van Excellence certification today and look forward to helping the team achieve even higher standards under our guidance.”

As a member of the scheme, TyresOnTheDrive is committed to continually follow the Van Excellence Code which outlines best practice across a number of areas including driver behaviour, vehicle maintenance and standards and safe working environments.

Ant Everett, head of operations and infrastructure at TyresOnTheDrive.com, said: “TyresOnTheDrive is renowned for delivering exceptionally high levels of customer service, and we are very focused on continuing to grow our business across the UK. We are equally passionate about ensuring that we run a fully compliant fleet operation, with consistent vehicle and equipment standards right across our hub network. We are expanding our fleet numbers this year, and it is essential to invest in tools to help manage our operations, with a laser focus on both safety and efficiency metrics. Our “One Best Way” procedures already ensure all technicians operate in the same way, so we are delighted to have achieved this recognition from FTA.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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