Fowler Welch Hilsea presented with FTA Roadworthiness Award
Monday 04 March 2019
Fowler Welch’s Hilsea Depot in Portsmouth has received a 2018 Roadworthiness Award from FTA (Freight Transport Association) in recognition of the high standards it has achieved in maintaining its fleet of vehicles and trailers and controlling safety-related defects.
Fowler Welch is a leading supply chain logistics expert, specialising in ambient and temperature-controlled products for retailers and manufacturers in the UK and serving major names on both sides of the supply and retail equation. It was the work of the organisation’s Hilsea Depot in particular that was recognised for its high standards in controlling driver and maintenance-related safety defects, ultimately winning the FTA Award.
Presenting the award, FTA’s Senior Contract Manager, Eric Higham, said: “I have great pleasure in presenting FTA’s Roadworthiness Award to Fowler Welch Hilsea in recognition of its excellent standards of vehicle safety and its commitment to maintaining the highest standards of compliance and vehicle condition. This award reflects the very high benchmark set by Fowler Welch and my congratulations go to everyone involved in ensuring that the fleet is safe, legal and efficient at all times.”
Maurizio Romano, Head of Fleet Strategy at Fowler Welch, said: “Fowler Welch is delighted to receive the prestigious FTA Roadworthiness Award and we are incredibly proud of the high standards that we maintain throughout our fleet. Transport compliance is a key priority throughout our work, and this award can be attributed to everyone at our Hilsea Depot, as it recognises their exceptional contribution and hard work to maintain our excellent safety record.”
FTA's Roadworthiness Awards highlight its members' efforts in maintaining their fleets to the highest standards. They recognise excellent levels of vehicle safety, condition and maintenance and are designed to encourage and reward best practice in compliance with vehicle condition legislation.
Efficient logistics is vital to keep Britain trading, directly having an impact on more than seven million people employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. A champion and challenger, FTA speaks to Government with one voice on behalf of the whole sector, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers.
For more information about FTA’s Vehicle Inspection Service visit https://fta.co.uk/vehicle-inspection-service