FORS accredits 3,000th company

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), which aims to raise standards among fleet operators, has reached 3,000 members, with TPA Portable Roadways the latest company to gain accreditation.

This milestone highlights the substantial support of the industry nationwide in demonstrating a commitment to raising professional standards, according to FORS.

The scheme, which delivers safety, environmental and efficiency benefits for fleet operators by encouraging the adoption of best practice, originated in London but was rolled out nationally earlier this year.

TPA Portable Roadways, a provider or portable roadway access solutions to the outdoor events, transmission, construction and utility sectors, is based in Worksop, Nottinghamshire.

Martin Eden, TPA Portable Roadways, said: “We are looking to become bigger and better at what we do and how we do it and our recent FORS accreditation will help us achieve that. The accreditation will provide us with more direction with procedures in the logistics industry and we look forward to progressing alongside FORS.”

Ian Wainwright, head of freight and fleet programmes at Transport for London, said: “We are delighted that FORS has reached this impressive milestone of 3,000 accreditations. Since 2008 FORS accreditation has enabled fleet operators in London to demonstrate their commitment to improving the safety and efficiency of their vehicles. The success and growth of FORS now places it as the national accreditation scheme for freight and fleet operators.”

FORS is graduated into three levels: bronze, silver and gold and there are now more than 2,700 companies that are bronze accredited, more than 200 companies that are silver accredited and more than 50 companies that are gold accredited.

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