DAF takes the Suckling Transport service provide of the year award

DAF dealership Imperial Commercials Bristol has been presented with the J W Suckling Transport service provider of the year award; the first DAF dealership to win the award.

Suckling Transport first presented the award in 2011 to recognise the importance of the support received from their supply chain.

The award winner is decided based on data collected throughout the year regarding the service provider’s performance in relation to MoT first time pass rates, audit scores and service, which is measured according to Suckling’s ISO9001 registered quality system and Service Level Agreement targets.

Suckling uses 12 service partners to support its national road tanker fleet and the 2014 performance data from each was measured objectively and weighted on importance. Imperial Commercials secured victory with a 100% MoT pass rate, high levels of service and low vehicle downtime.

“The project to support Suckling and its tanker operation first began in 2011 and is now a key part of our business in Bristol”, said James Rehling, manager of Imperial Commercial’s ADR vehicle repair facility.

“We would like to say a special thank-you to Daniel Bauckham, Suckling’s director of engineering, for all his support in helping us set up this part of the business. As a result of our increased experience in this field, we are adding a tanker vehicle bay to our new workshop in Swindon opening on May 1st 2015.”

Bauckham added, “It’s been a pleasure to award Imperial Commercials for its hard work and outstanding performance in 2014. The service from the team in Bristol has been invaluable to our rapidly expanding business.”