FORS highlights significant expansion in 2016

Published:  03 April, 2017

FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, has published its 2016 Annual Review, highlighting the  growth of the scheme over the past year, both in terms of membership numbers and geographical reach.

The review, which can be found on the FORS website, shows the progress of the scheme during 2016, including an overall membership increase of 22%, with many current members also working to progress through the accreditation levels. A rise of 49% in FORS Gold membership, and 69% in FORS Silver membership, demonstrates FORS members’ commitment to the scheme while enjoying the many benefits that membership provides.

2016 also saw the first FORS Members’ Conference take place,  attracting speakers and delegates from across the UK to talk about safety, efficiency and the FORS Standard. The conference was also an opportunity to celebrate key milestones that were reached in 2016, including the 4000th accredited member, the 500th Silver member, the 150th Gold member, and the 500th FORS Practitioner.

The team could also be found out and about at industry exhibitions and conferences, meeting current and prospective members and speaking at high profile industry events to further raise awareness of the scheme.

John Hix, FORS Director, said: ‘We’re delighted that the scheme is continuing to grow, and we’re particularly proud of the regional growth over the past 12 months. As a result, we have increased the number of auditors by 30% to cope with demand from operators right across the transport sector – from the ‘man-with-a-van’ right through to national parcel delivery fleets.’

‘I am particularly pleased to see such an impressive increase in Gold membership,’ Hix said. ‘This shows real commitment by FORS members to improvements in their operations and in taking the step to implement FORS further throughout their supply chain,’ he said.

‘We expect 2017 to be another dynamic year for the scheme, and we will continue to work with our members to raise standards across the industry – to work towards safer, greener and more efficient operations,’ said Hix.

Related Articles

  • FORS to deliver Staying Legal courses free of charge 

    One hundred free and fully accredited Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) Staying Legal courses are now available through the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).

  • LAPV September 2016 has been published 

    We are delighted to announce that LAPV September 2016 has been published. What can you read in this issue?

  • Read your copy of LAPV June 2016 

    In this latest issue you can read the full preview of the Future Fleet Forum and find out how you can attend this thought leading event at a discounted rate. We also cover the new narrow track RCV, which is set to change the industry. We explain how HGV platooning will affect fleet managers and talk about new safety innovations and much more

  • The vehicle of the future  

    What will we be driving in 25 years' time? The closing discussion at Future Fleet Forumwill take a lively look into the future to examine some of the developments that our panel – all experts in their field – believe will shape fleets in years to come.<

  • LAPV June 2015 has been published 

    Click on the cover to read LAPV June 2015.

    <

Sign Up

For the latest news and updates from LAPV.






Linkedin

LAPV (Local Authority Plant and Vehicles) is the only UK information source purely dedicated to local authority vehicles and affiliated plant equipment. Appearing four times a year, it offers well-researched technical articles on the latest equipment/technology as well as in-depth interviews with key industry professionals. More...

Facebook

Twitter


All content © Hemming Information Services 2017

Sitemap