Logistics UK said it had become an audit provider for the voluntary fleet operator accreditation scheme FORS.

The freight group said that following a consultation with its members it had been appointed as an approved auditor.

David Wells (pictured), Logistics UK chief executive said: “Standing up for safe and efficient logistics is at the heart of everything we do at Logistics UK and we are pleased to be assisting this accreditation scheme that promotes those values.

“However, the work we carry out for FORS will remain separate to the work that we undertake via our policy team for members, and we will continue to support our members in monitoring and challenging the FORS scheme where necessary.”

FORS describes itself as an effective way to demonstrate to clients that you are a high-performing operator looking to instil industry-leading best practice.

FORS concession director Ian Henderson said: “Giving our accredited operators the best geographical reach and choice of professional audit services is, of course, a key part of the FORS mandate.

“Logistics UK is particularly well known throughout the industry and the company has a long history of providing insightful guidance and professional audit services throughout the transport sector.”