Freight carrier collaboration service Transport Exchange Group, (TEG) and FORS have formed a new partnership to offer members TEG services.
The initiative will combine the considerable risk reduction, safety and quality advantages of FORS with the profitability and TEG's Courier Exchange and Haulage Exchange systems.
In the last 12 months, TEG members have been able to cut CO2 emissions by more than 9,000 tonnes thanks to reduced empty running, while gaining in excess of £100m of extra paid work.
TEG members who are not already FORS accredited are encouraged to join in order to benefit from being able to offer and/or access FORS specific work and added FORS membership benefits with its fully audited fleet quality standard. All parties, including FORS Champions, will benefit from the Exchanges’ extensive feedback, complaints and performance monitoring system.
“By working together in this way we can offer clear financial, operational, technical and ‘green’ advantages to all the key stakeholders.” said Simon Bunegar, head of business development for TEG.
“Whether you’re a courier, haulier, FORS Champion or just someone who sees the need for fewer unnecessary empty vehicles on the roads, this is a great opportunity to make a difference.”
“The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, FORS, has been at the forefront of improving safety, fuel efficiency, vehicle emissions and improved operations. This latest development further strengthens the financial and environmental benefits of being FORS accredited” said Paul Wilkes, FORS business services manager.
He added: “We have recently launched the new FORS Standard, which is our greenest yet. With more emphasis on NOX and particulate matter, noise, alternative drives, tyre and fuel management, FORS Standard 4.0 represents these ever growing issues in the industry.”