Oakley Transport Inc, a leader in the liquid, foodgrade transportation sector with the synergies of complementary logistic services for more than 30 years, has become the first liquid foodgrade transportation company to acquire International Standards Organization (ISO) certifications 9001:2015 and 22000:20005.
ISO certifies that a management system or manufacturing process/service meets all the requirements for standardization and quality assurance. The seal of approval is given after an organization proves it is compliant with the conditions of the chosen ISO system.
Oakley Transport recently received two derivative certifications of ISO 9000 (QMS), ISO 9001:2015, a standard for superior management systems, and ISO 22000:2005, a standard for food safety management systems. Both confirm Oakley’s consistency in products and services and their ability to meet and exceed customer and regulatory requirements.
“Achieving ISO certification symbolizes our determination to be the best in the industry,” said Allen Warner, Oakley Transport’s quality director. “It establishes a baseline performance level that we are all committed towards and sets Oakley apart from our competitors.”
To ensure they meet proper ISO criteria, Oakley is devoted to systematizing operating procedures, providing proper training and focusing on performance. Not only does this reiterate their commitment to exceptional service and encourage customer confidence, but it also shows their dedication to delivering the product to the customer in the same quality as it was entrusted to them.
“Oakley Transport has redefined excellence in the food transportation industry” Thomas Oakley, founder and owner of Oakley Transport, said. “ISO certification reflects our dedication to customer satisfaction, food safety and the integrity of our customers’ product. We have raised the bar for the entire industry and that is something of which we are very proud.”
Oakley has proven itself as a pioneer in the industry numerous times as it continues the constant pursuit of excellence. For example, the company’s newly endorsed operations are a testament to the commitment and understanding of the Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), a sweeping overhaul of food security codes to prevent contamination of products.
“We had the expertise and vision to address the growing significance of food safety for our company, our customers and the consumers years ago when we began the pursuit of our ISO certifications,” said Ryan Walls, vice-president of safety and risk management. “We anticipate the needs of our customers and continue to look at what may be on the horizon, which is why we were also an earlier adopter of electronic logging devices, as well as SMARTDRIVE in cab event recorders.