An independent perspective on difficult operational matters can not only provide answers but also unlock savings, increase performance and reduce risk you did not know you had.
FTA consultants have a rare breadth of experience drawn from an impressive range of organisations and sectors that they can bring to bear on the unique operational issues you might be facing.
FTA consultants are very much ‘transport people’, having had deep immersion in a range of logistics organisations throughout their careers. The consultants apply their knowledge and experience at a practical level, providing workable client-led solutions to tricky operational problems.
As part of FTA’s COVID-19 response programme our Consulting and Standards team have started delivering remote audits and reviews as an alternative to onsite ones. This new service includes audits required for Public Inquiries which follow a framework provided by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner
If you were subject to a DVSA audit or a Public Inquiry do you know what it might reveal? Through an FTA Compliance review, we can provide a snapshot of your current performance and where you might be exposed.
To the untrained eye a busy yard can look chaotic, but to the experienced FTA consultant the complexity of movements of people, trucks, goods etc can be re-organised to optimise both efficiency and safety.
One of the primary areas for FTA consultants is improving the operational efficiency of a transport function or business. Over time their approach has saved members millions of pounds in costs and increased performance.
Our team is regularly called to support members where an independent investigation is required into the cause or the effects of a vehicle engineering issues like an engineering related failure, the cause of a collision, fault finding and rectification, or perhaps an objective review of a member’s fleet to allow optimal planning and best whole life costs.
FTA’s Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers (DGSA) provide professional support and advice, specialising in compliance, training and legislation for movements of dangerous goods and hazardous wastes.
FTA’s audits provide your operation with impartial structured examination and assessment from industry experts. Delivered by a team that is certified to an ISO9001 quality management system standard and recognised by DVSA as an authorised Earned Recognition audit provider, FTA’s audits are a best-in-class solution to keeping your operation efficient, safe and compliant.
This audit is designed for those operators who are part of Earned Recognition but have a maintenance concession and need to demonstrate their compliance to DVSA on an annual basis as they progress towards a fully electronic maintenance system.
Our Operator Licence Audit has been designed to review management systems and documentation to ensure legal compliance with the requirements of your operator licence undertakings with the intention of mitigating risk to your operator licence.
The Tachograph Systems and Driver Management Audit has been aligned to the requirements of DVSA Earned Recognition audit standards. The audit consists of 13 sections covering driver management, data analysis and retention, working time systems and monitoring, infringement reporting and driver licence and DCPC monitoring.
As an authorised Earned Recognition audit provider, FTA can support an operator’s application by providing a full and comprehensive audit required to join the Earned Recognition scheme.
Our comprehensive vehicle maintenance audit is mapped to DVSA Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness and checks an operator’s systems and their responsibilities involved in maintaining vehicles in a roadworthy condition, regardless of operating conditions, fleet size or vehicle type.
Managed by FTA, Van Excellence and Driver Agency Excellence schemes are voluntary initiatives open to van operators and driver agencies respectively. Their aim is to recognise, encourage and promote best practice within their sector. Each scheme requires an annual audit to be completed to ensure the scheme’s standards are in place and can be demonstrated.
Excellence schemes' benefits include:
Driver Agency Excellence is a voluntary initiative which has been developed alongside operators and driver agencies. It aims to recognise, encourage and promote best practice within the sector.
Truck Excellence is designed by the industry for the industry and provides operators with a peace of mind in the legal compliance of their truck fleet.
Centred around a set of best practice standards, this scheme aims to improve safety, efficiency and compliance and recognise excellence in van operations
Where efficiency is paramount, and regulatory compliance can make the difference between business success or failure
Just-in-time delivery and complex supply chain management issues lend themselves to peer group benchmarking and process review
Changing consumer behaviours mean that the mining and analysis of delivery performance data can be the key to critical changes in process or even a business model
Vehicles are an essential part of a utilities company operation. The company’s fleet needs to be safe and compliant as well as efficient and able to meet customers’ needs
Facing the challenges associated with rapid expansion as UK business shifts from owning to hiring commercial vehicles. With sizeable fleets identifying and solving even minor issues can lead to a dramatic increase in performance (ROI)
Complex special purpose vehicles creating unique inspection challenges, and large fleets that fall subject to Operator licence regulations. Increasing fleet operations efficiency allows you to tackle budget cuts as well as to keep the operation compliant with all current regulations
FTA Operational Consultancy team has undertaken a number of projects for Elis over recent years. These have included Operator Licence “Healthcheck” Reviews at each of Elis’s UK and European sites as well as the most recent “Benchmarking Project”, that was undertaken to allow Elis to determine where improvements needed to be made to ensure compliance. FTA Consultants have all acted in a professional manner and have provided site personnel with advice and guidance on the areas that require attention. The work that FTA Operational Consultancy has undertaken for us is of the highest standard and we will have no hesitation in using their services for other bespoke projects going forward.
Group Compliance and Fleet Manager
Comply fully with instructions from enforcement agencies such as the Office of the Traffic Commissioner or DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency)
Outperform your peer group through our sector benchmarking reviews
Through services such as supply chain optimisation and routeing and scheduling
Take remedial action now to reduce the disruptive effective of uncertainty and change
Increased attendance and reduced compliance exposure through workplace transport safety reviews and our advice around policy development, operational processes and training
Commission us to investigate and resolve complex issues surrounding vehicle faults, collisions or maintenance procedures
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