What is Van Excellence?

Van Excellence is a scheme designed by some of the best van operators in the UK; facilitated and managed by FTA to recognise excellence and improve operational standards. At its heart is the Van Excellence Code which is a Code of Practice outlining 'what good looks like' in van operations.

With The Code established, our scheme has been developed to allow operators to ensure their standards of operation meet the requirements as laid out in the Code, thus enabling them to be recognised as van operators that adhere to a best practice framework. We have now developed the support available not only to those seeking or who have gained certification, but to all van operators to ensure they are operating to nationally recognised best practice standards.

The full Van Excellence suite of services are detailed below. 

Operator Accreditation

Become recognised across the industry for improved safety, compliance and efficiency

Small Fleet Programme

Support for operators of 10 vans or fewer that aspire to be Van Excellence accredited operators


Events including Van Excellence Operational Briefings plus Driver of the Year Awards

Guide to Van Excellence

Subscription to this guide provides guidance on achieving best practice in all areas of the Code


A range to courses for van operators, drivers and those who supply vehicles

FTA Van Services

FTA also provides a host of products and services for van operators including consumables, inspections, LiveDrive Pro and more

For more information

Find out about the benefits of Van Excellence.

Want to get started? Take a look at the next steps in our getting started with Van Excellence guide

For more information on what Van Excellence could do for you, take a look through our case studies and see how it has made improvements to other operations.

If you would like to talk through the scheme and how this could be applied to your van operation then please contact us.