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150th FORS Gold member accredited

The company, based in Reigate, operates in the construction sector specialising in civil engineering within the rail industry. It currently runs 43 vans and 3 HGVs around London and the South of England.

Since becoming a member of FORS, the company has seen a reduction in parking fines of 93% and reduced accidents by 25%. All drivers have completed a Safe Urban Driving course and the company has significantly invested in safety systems cameras, nearside proximity sensors and audible alarms for all vehicles.

In addition, the firm has improved fuel efficiency, and reduce environmental impact, by using the toolkits and training available through the scheme.

Kevin Griffiths, compliance and SHEQ manager, said: “Our new FORS Gold accreditation is the result of a sustained effort in improving our fleet operations. Significant benefits have been achieved with regard to both fuel efficiency and a reduction in vehicle accidents. We have also noted a reduction in our fleet insurance premiums as a result of these improvements.”

Anne Johnson, FORS operations director, commented: “Congratulations to Lowery Limited, and all those who have worked hard over the past few years to get the company to this point. We are delighted that they have seen such significant improvements by making the most of the many benefits available to FORS members. FORS membership provides access to a range of funded training options as well as access to discounts and offers for a range of safety equipment and technology.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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