FORS responds to call for one UK fleet compliance standard

Published:  30 November, 2015

FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, has responded to the call from the transport industry for a single, UK-wide compliance standard, saying ‘FORS is already in place'.

The response was made to the results of a study announced at the recent Freight in the City event, that showed 85% of decision makers involved in transporting freight believe there should be a single UK-wide compliance standard for commercial vehicle fleets.

John Hix, FORS community partnership director, said: ‘FORS is now a UK-wide concern and, importantly, with 3,500 companies on-board, its position is already cemented within the operating community. Put simply, FORS is the go-to standard ensuring compliance and best-practice.

‘Our bronze, silver and gold progression path means operators are encouraged to self-improve. Specifiers across the UK can be safe in the knowledge that their FORS transport suppliers are among the safest, most compliant and most efficient in the industry. Gold members by extension, can boast exemplary methods of best-practice.'

The Freight in the City figures show widespread support for FORS' earlier call for the industry to adopt one over-arching scheme that encompasses all aspects of safety, fuel efficiency, economical operations and vehicle emissions.

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