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Oakley recertified to ISO standards

May 19, 2021
Florida-based foodgrade liquid specialist is bulk segment’s only carrier with 9001:2015 and 22000:2018 certifications

Oakley Transport recently received its second certifications from the International Standards Organization (ISO).

The Florida-headquartered foodgrade liquid transportation specialist says it remains the only tank truck carrier in the segment with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 22000:2018 certifications for its management systems and operational processes. ISO 9001:2015 sets the standards for quality management, and ISO 22000:2018 establishes the strict food safety requirements for organizations involved in the food supply chain.

“Being ISO certified demonstrates Oakley’s ability to follow procedures and processes,” said Thomas Oakley, president and chief executive officer. “It empowers employees with clear direction and the ability to drive improvement. It ultimately is an affirmation to customers of our focus on their cargo, our services, food safety and defense.”

Oakley, formed in 1986, began preparing to achieve ISO certification in 2015, and the company reached its goal two years later, making it the first liquid bulk food transporter certified to ISO standards, the company said. Oakley secured re-certifications for the newest versions of the ISO 9000 and 22000 standards in March.

The certifications ensure Oakley delivers “superior operations management, food safety and food defense,” underscore the consistency of its operations and services, and guarantee its ability “to meet and exceed all customer and regulatory requirements.”

The company also said its latest ISO certification accomplishment reflects leaders’ dedication to satisfying customers, and maintaining the integrity of their products throughout the transportation process.

“We feel these certifications add such a value to our customers,” said Bob Osburn, chief operation officer. “They know our diligence in maintaining the safety and integrity of their cargo. From the groves to the processor, the distiller to the bottler, and its final mile onto store shelves and into the homes of the American consumer.”

Oakley plans to continue to “challenge old ways of thinking,” and refining processes for more efficient transportation and operations, the company said.

“The commitment from our entire organization to achieve this certification was and still remains inspirational,” said Matt Tocci, director of customer relations. “To have us all focused on one dedicated goal of superior quality and safety ensures our clients that we not only care, but we strive to be the finest transporter of bulk food on the planet.”

Visit oakleytransport.com/iso.html for more information.