Rental company Reflex Vans has become the first van rental company to receive the Freight Transport Association’s Van Excellence stamp of approval.

Van Excellence was launched by the FTA six years ago to promote high standards of operation within the LCV industry code of practice.

The accreditation scheme is open to operators of vans weighing 3.5 tonnes or less.

Mark Cartwright, head of vans at the FTA, said Reflex was able to qualify thanks to the company speed-limiting its rental vans as standard.

Lisa Spong, head of sales at Reflex said: “The recognition of the Van Excellence accreditation demonstrates our commitment to safer, more efficient and sustainable van operations. In turn, this will help our standing with customers and employees and reassure both the public and Government that van operators are addressing the issues of concern to them.”