About Us

Discover why for the past 60 years, so many of the nations’ largest multinationals and medium-sized family-owned businesses have put their trust in Jack Richards to deliver professional, cost-effective and timely road transportation solutions.

Accreditations & Memberships

We strive to be a market-leader in an ever-changing industry and the high standards to which our employees work to are represented by the accreditations and standards we have achieved and the memberships we hold.

The standards and accreditations we retain demonstrates our commitment to compliance with industry processes and regulations to the highest standard.

As a leading transport distribution solutions provider nationally, we ensure our practices and expertise is benchmarked and shared with others in the industry through our membership of sector associations and professional bodies who are at the forefront of driving industry standards.

Standards & Accreditations

 

Driver CPC Approved Training Courses

As a Driver CPC consortium member, we provide Driver CPC periodic approved training courses for LGV drivers. All modules are approved by Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT). Approved Consortium Member of AC02025.

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DVSA Authorised Testing Facility

Jack Richards & Son operate a privately-owned Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) in Fakenham, Norfolk, for the annual MOT testing of lorries, trailers and certain buses/coaches* (LGV, TRLs, PSV).

All commercial MOT tests are carried out by approved DVSA staff and tested to the same standards as would be carried out at a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) test station.

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Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Bronze Accredited

FORS is a voluntary accreditation scheme which takes into consideration all aspects of safety, fuel efficiency, vehicle emissions and improved operations.

Bronze accreditation confirms that we employ good practice and comply with the requirements set out by the FORS standard. This includes demonstrating dedication to driver and vehicle safety, combined with improving operating practices through effective monitoring of fuel and tyre usage.

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Membership

 

Freight Transport Association Member

FTA is one of the biggest business groups in the UK, supporting, shaping and standing up for efficient logistics. They are the only organisation in the UK that represents all of logistics, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.

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Recruitment & Employment Confederation Member

REC is the professional body for the UK recruitment industry. As the voice of the recruitment industry, they champion high standards, speak up for great recruiters, and help them grow.

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The Road Haulage Association (RHA) Member

The RHA is the only UK trade association dedicated solely to the needs of UK road transport operators. It is the voice of the road haulage profession, a champion of its interests and a respected partner to the broader logistics community.

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Sedex Member

Sedex provides member companies with a secure online platform for sharing and managing information on four key pillars: health and safety, labour standards, business ethics and the environment.

Our membership of Sedex demonstrates our willingness to share information and to utilise this information to help manage and improve ethical standards within the supply chain.

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*Note: We do not test all types of PSV. Please contact our Commercial MOT department for more information.

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