Aecom, which manages and operates Fors, will be focused on ramping up driver training when it hosts a stand at the Freight in the City Spring Summit next month in Birmingham.

It will outline the recent introduction of Fors Professional, which it describes as a comprehensive package of essential training for managers and drivers.

“It will be delivered with cutting-edge content to help operators meet the Fors standard,” a spokeswoman said. “Fors Professional is designed to improve knowledge and professional standards for any commercial vehicle operator, addressing in detail today’s safety and efficiency challenges.”

Aecom stresses that all Fors Professional training is fully approved and meets Fors, Clocs and TfL’s Work Related Road Risk requirements. It also provides Jaupt-approved driver training delivered by qualified professionals.

Fors is a voluntary accreditation scheme that promotes best practice for commercial vehicle operators.

With more than 4,350 members, Aecom said it is gaining recognition as the transport industry’s "go-to accreditation scheme".

It encompasses all aspects of safety, efficiency, and environmental protection by encouraging and training fleet operators to measure, monitor and improve performance. It also provides accreditation pathways for operators of any type, and for those organisations that award contracts and specify transport requirements.

“Fors members stand out from the crowd,” the spokeswoman added. “They work to standards above the legal minimum and have access to a wide range of exclusive benefits that provide a real competitive advantage.”

Find out more by coming along to the  Freight in the City Spring Summit held on 1 March at Edgbaston Stadium. Make sure to reserve your free place today!

By David Craik