The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators that 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.
As more and more specifiers demand proof of best practice from their transport suppliers, FORS accreditation puts you in the shop window for new business. Becoming a FORS member can bring companies peace of mind that the company is managing its work-related road risk and demonstrates to their customers and supply chain their commitment to exceeding the industry standard.
FORS in construction logistics
Dutch Driessen Speciaaltransport has achieved the FORS Gold level as the first transport company from outside the United Kingdom, the highest level of the British quality label. According to director Fred Driessen, FORS has helped the company improve business processes and fleet management. Driessen specializes in prefab concrete.
Fred Driessen said to TTM: “The FORS fleet management tools have brought about many improvements, which has saved a lot of money. For example, we were able to significantly reduce damage to vehicles thanks to the installation of multiple on-board cameras. We also have far fewer tacho violations as a result of the FORS driver training”.
Joining FORS has helped Driessen expand its international offering. Fred Driessen to TTM: “One of our customers asked us if we could provide the transport of prefab concrete for the construction of apartments, factories, and prisons in the London area, and we realized that this was a good opportunity for our company to expand our business to broaden. We have a modern lightweight fleet that combines a high load capacity and maximum dimensions of the products we transport, so our trucks are suitable for this type of transport. We saw that by following FORS we had a much better view of our fuel consumption, CO2 and NOx emissions, damages, and fines, and with this in mind, we were keen to go further to become the first FORS Gold operator in the Netherlands. turn into.”