Tool and equipment hire provider Speedy has become the first company to be awarded an HS2 Earned Recognition (ER) accreditation standard, enabling it to bid for contracts related to the high-speed rail link. Developed by the DVSA, with support from Logistics UK and the RHA and approved by HS2, the module is open to all ER operators and proves their high standards of compliance. Gareth Jones, Speedy transport compliance manager, said the accreditation was “a significant milestone” for the business: […]
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