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Logistics sector calls for universal compliance safety standard

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Freight operators believe there should be a universal compliance standard for fleets in order to improve safety across the UK.

A study carried out at last week's Freight in the City, an industry event promoting sustainable urban deliveries, found that 85% of decision-makers involved in transporting freight believe there should be a single UK-wide compliance standard across the logistics sector.

Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is the national accreditation standard for commercial vehicle and PSV operations in the UK.

FORS wishes to promote the recognition of one over-arching scheme that encompasses all aspects of safety, fuel efficiency, economical operations and vehicle emissions.

More than 90% of the Freight in the City study respondents stated they were familiar with TfL’s Safer Lorry Scheme, which came into force in the Capital on September 1, 2015.

Operators who are FORS Bronze accredited will automatically meet the requirements of TfL’s Safer Lorry Scheme.

FORS is committed to improving safety, efficiency and emissions nationwide; its recent growth in accredited operators across the UK demonstrates that there is a desire across the industry for a universal compliance standard and that FORS meets the requirements for a standard for all.

 


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