FORS published its latest standard at its annual members’ conference held yesterday (16 October) in Birmingham. The latest edition – version five – addresses the need for air quality improvements and sets out how operators in the scheme can guard against terrorism. The FORS standard is updated every two years in a bid to drive-up safety, environmental, and efficiency standards of members. FORS director, John Hix, said: “FORS has always been committed to promoting continuous best practice, both in the […]
TfL has been criticised by the FTA for introducing a number of significant changes to the cyclist safety equipment requirements under its Fors accreditation scheme without a consultation or a formal announcement.
London mayor Boris Johnson’s plans to force the retrofitting of larger windows in HGV cab near-side doors have been attacked as a step too far that risks further damaging the image of road transport.
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.