Eighty seven companies have achieved gold Fors accreditation since its nationwide roll out in February this year. The scheme has seen a 129% rise in the number of companies achieving gold accreditation in the period, with over 21,700 vehicles now accredited with the Fors gold standard. The accreditation scheme, which aims to improve safety, reduce emissions and raise industry standards, offers three levels; bronze, silver and gold. Operators must demonstrate exceptional performance in road safety, reducing emissions and a commitment […]
FORS published its latest standard at its annual members’ conference held yesterday (16 October) in Birmingham.
An investigation by Motortransport.co.uk has uncovered that J O’Doherty Haulage is just one of many Fors members to have had action taken against them in a public inquiry (PI) in recent times, raising further questions about the credibility of the quality benchmarking scheme.
TfL has admitted it is “disappointed” that only 16 London Boroughs are currently Fors-accredited, and that a number of London Boroughs and other bodies including the Metropolitan Police continue to use sub-contractors who are not Fors-accredited.