Palletways member Walkers Transport has gained a Bronze accreditation from the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) for its sustained commitment to high quality fleet transport.

FORS is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators which aims to drive up standards within fleet operations and demonstrate which operators are achieving exemplary levels of best practice in safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.

Tim Bentley, Walkers Transport group safety, health, environmental, and quality (SHEQ) manager, said: “Bronze accreditation officially recognises that we employ good practice and that we’re fully compliant with the requirements laid out by the FORS Standard. This includes our dedication to driver and vehicle safety, combined with improving operating practices through effective monitoring of fuel and tyre usage.

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“This accreditation emphasises the safety and environmental impact of our fleet and efficiency to customers. It’s a great coup for us and one that sends out a strong signal to our customers and competitors that we’re committed to continuous improvement.”

The industry-led FORS accreditation scheme promotes road freight as a safe and sustainable mode of transportation. It’s open to any company that operates a fleet and to the organisations that award contracts to them.

Walkers Transport Group, which has licences for a  fleet of 130 trucks and 200 trailers, delivers a wide variety of goods for a number of sectors including construction, automotive, manufacturing, and retail.

The haulage company also operates the Palletways Northern Hub in Leeds, providing an express gateway across the UK for ambient freight.