Version four of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (Fors) standard has raised the bar for accredited hauliers, particularly gold operators, according to scheme director John Hix (pictured). Speaking to Motortransport.co.uk at Fors’ first annual conference at Birmingham’s National Conference Centre, Hix said: “The key changes in the new standard are some significant changes to gold. For example we have put in noise assessment, and assessment of mode shift opportunity and use of alternative fuels. “Silver operators now need reversing alarms, […]
Operators need to become better at walking away from uneconomical contracts, according to a supply chain expert, who pointed to KFC’s issues with its new DHL Supply Chain contract as a cautionary tale.
The Fortec Distribution Network has become an associate member of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (Fors), TfL’s London-based accreditation scheme.
Member companies that breach Fors regulations will be punished with immediate termination from the scheme, Aecom, the company that runs it, has warned.