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Kinaxia Logistics has set the FORS standard as the requirement across its group of eight operators.

The group's health, safety and compliance manager Trevor Dickenson said that FORS had not only covered "everything we need in terms of training, servicing, health and safety", but had helped identify the gaps in the group's related practices.

"The structure and framework has helped us create our own processes for fleet management," he said.

To date, six of the eight Kinaxia-owned operators are FORS accredited, with two more undergoing audits.

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FORS business services manager said: "It is fantastic to hear that Kinaxia Logistics is using FORS to manage its fleet.

"We wish Kinaxia the best of luck as it works towards getting all eight companies FORS accredited, and progresses through the accreditation levels.”

Acquisition-hungry Kinaxia Logistics has bought three operators this year alone, most recently Mark Thompson Transport in July (pictured, above).

The group also owns Bay Freight; William Kirk; NC Cammack & Sons; Foulger Transport; and Lambert Brothers Haulage.

It recently said it intends to continue on its acquisition trail in 2018.