Cargo Express has become the 4,000th member of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme after achieving bronze status.
With safety, efficiency and environmental protection at its heart, FORS promotes and encourages best practice for commercial vehicle operators while providing practical advice, training workshops and eLearning modules.
Since FORS was transferred by Transport for London in 2014 to a concession arrangement, membership has grown by over 30% and has significantly extended its reach across the UK.
Today, with 4,000 members on board, and representing more than 200,000 trucks, vans and PSVs, FORS is now established as the go-to accreditation scheme promoting best-practice in the transport sector – and with a membership profile right across the UK.
“We’re really very pleased with how FORS membership has already provided commercial benefits for our operation,” said Dan Harris, operations manager at Cargo Express.
“FORS has put us in the shop window for new work and and we can present demonstrable savings as a result of streamlining operational systems and educating drivers on driving more defensively and, therefore, more economically.
“The FORS sticker on the back of our trucks means we take our on-road responsibilities seriously and my advice to any truck operator is to get on board with FORS."
Figures released by FORS show impressive improvements across a range of operational parameters. Compared to data obtained in 2014, FORS Members saw a 17% reduction in collisions, a 34.5% reduction in slight injury collisions and a 4.3% improvement in fuel economy.