Fifty fleets have signed up to trial new fleet management software developed by FleetCheck for FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) in the first month it has been available.
FORS Fleet Management System (FMS) is designed exclusively for FORS members seeking to attain and maintain their Bronze, Silver and Gold accreditation.
Paul Wilkes, FORS business services manager, said: “We’re really pleased with the initial reaction to FORS FMS.
“Fleets have been quick to recognise its potential and the feedback from those that have started to use it is very positive.
“Over the next few months, we expect take-up to increase rapidly.”
FORS FMS includes an online checklist which allows FORS members access to the specific fleet data required for accreditation, a data platform providing online document storage, an information portal and a reporting suite.
A traffic-light system included in the software alerts users to calendar events such as MOTs, service intervals, driver training and licence checking.
Operator licence criteria is also managed, with FORS FMS providing a range of additional tools.
There is also an accompanying, FORS FMS app for phones and mobile devices, helping drivers carry out routine vehicles inspections, including the capability to report defects and to expedite maintenance requirements.
FORS is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators which aims to raise the level of quality within fleet operations, and to demonstrate which operators are achieving exemplary levels of best practice in safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.