Fleet software specialist FleetCheck is to provide free software to help FORS members undergoing remote audits during the pandemic.

The offer follows FORS' recent announcement that, due to the latest lockdown, its members due to be audited before February 2021 will do so by either using electronic evidence or by holding printed information up to camera on a video-conferencing call.

FleetCheck is offering FORS members not currently using FORS-FMS free access to the software for this period.

Peter Golding, MD at FleetCheck, said: “The aim is to support operators who will have to undergo remote audits during the next few months. Having the information formatted in a manner designed alongside FORS really does make the process simpler.”

FORS-FMS allows fleets to manage all of their vehicle and driver information in one place, while providing the tools needed to maintain FORS accreditation. FORS Fleet Tools consists of three online elements - a Fuel Tracker, a PCN Tracker and an Incident Tracker.

There is also a FORS-FMS Mobile app for mobile devices to help drivers carry out routine vehicle inspections, including the capability to report defects and to expedite maintenance requirements.

Peter Golding added: “There are already something like 1,000 fleets using FORS Fleet Tools and 200 on FORS-FMS, so they have already been very widely adopted by FORS members and are well-proven in use.”