FERMOY and Macroom-based transport companies has become two of just six businesses across the country to receive special recognition for their high safety standards.
South Coast Transport and Macroom Haulage were recognised for their high standards of risk management by the Freight Transport Association of Ireland (FTAI) last week. The FTAI awarded them with full accreditation to the association in a presentation evening sponsored by RSA Insurance.
Representatives of the companies were presented with their accreditation certificates by FTAI President Niall Cotton, during a reception which took place at the Johnstown House Hotel, Enfield. The presentations were made prior to the popular annual FTA Ireland Transport Manager Seminar.
"FTA Ireland was formed to allow those operators able and willing to achieve higher standards to stand out in the market and the eyes of the public," said Mr Cotton.
"The accreditation scheme shows we really mean this and that there is clear daylight between accredited members and everyone else. I hope and expect that this will become a marque of excellence in Irish logistics," Mr Cotton said.
FTA Ireland (FTAI) was established in 2010 to promote high standards of vehicle operation and improve the reputation of Irish logistics with government and the public.
An early commitment by its founder members was to develop an accreditation scheme to enable businesses to demonstrate their achievement of good practice through a formal audit against agreed standards.
All new members of FTA Ireland are expected to apply for accreditation within three months of joining, and are re-audited annually to ensure the high standards are maintained.