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, […]
The Fors Community Partnership (FCP) has announced an immediate change to the way firms are allowed to progress through the Fors accreditation levels.
Further questions about the usefulness of Fors membership have surfaced, after it emerged some public sector bodies in London do not require truck operators they subcontract to be involved in the newly privatised accreditation scheme.
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