Wimbledon, London-based haulier ELB Partners has maintained its FORS gold status for a fourth consecutive year. The Pallet-Track member runs a 40-strong fleet. It has spent around £5,000 per vehicle on additional technology to safeguard vulnerable road users. This includes includes a fifth camera on the driver’s side to remove blind spots, transparent panels behind the driver’s shoulder to improve visibility from the cab and left-turn audio to warn cyclists coming up on the inside of the vehicle if it is […]
The Association of Pallet Networks (APN) has revealed 15.7 million pallets were delivered by its member networks last year, which on a restated basis was 13% ahead of 2012.
Eyebrows rose in some parts of the industry when construction materials supplier Lafarge Tarmac announced it was going to start accrediting subcontractors for Fors as part of a new safety drive. But as the programme gathers pace, the firm has no regrets. There are many different approaches to managing subcontractors, but the announcement back in March by construction materials giant Lafarge Tarmac that it was going to start auditing its core subbies for compliance with Transport for London (TfL)’s Fleet […]