International haulier James Wilby Logistics has been awarded the coveted Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Gold award.

Based in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, James Wilby has been in operation for over 100 years and has held the FORS Silver status for several years.

The firm met the exacting requirements set out by FORS in its root-and-branch audit, including its whole fleet being fitted with Euro-6 engines and the latest camera technology to protect vulnerable road users.

Established in 1916, James Wilby Logistics spcialises in the construction sector, which it has served for decades, after having diversified from the mining industry into road haulage in the 1970s as that industry started to decline.

It is also a long-standing member of the RHA and a founding shareholder member of Pallet-Track.

Daniel Rouse new, people manager with the FORS Gold certificate

Daniel Rouse, people manager, with the FORS Gold certificate

Natalie Sykes, James Wilby Logistics MD, said: “This accreditation is testament to the effort of our highly skilled, highly trained team who deliver excellence on a daily basis.

“All our drivers are trained to the highest of road haulage safety and standards, which is to be expected as a FORS Gold operator.

“All our vehicles are Euro-6, and are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, from cameras to telematics, allowing for instant tracking via bespoke customer portals and electronic PODs.

“Sustainability is a huge part of what we do. Our use of technology and our constant improvement of our internal business processes means we can help our customers on their net zero journey too.”

Stuart Godman, Pallet-Track chief executive, said: “James Wilby Logistics has joined an elite group of Pallet-Track members to achieve FORS Gold status and it is testament to the professionalism and ability of its team. Congratulations to everyone involved.”

FORS, which offers Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards, is a method of recognising fleet operations that comply with the requirements of the FORS Standard which is based upon lawfulness, safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.