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Bespoke FORS working group to put focus on vans

FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, has launched a new LCV working group to ensure the scheme meets van operators’ requirements.

Bespoke FORS working group to put focus on vans
Bespoke FORS working group to put focus on vans

With more than 50,000 registered LCVs already part of FORS, the working group will provide a platform to discuss how the scheme can be developed in line with the needs of couriers, tradesmen, parcel companies, utility workers and other LCV operators.

Members of the group include CILT, LeasePlan, McFarlane Telfer (McFT) and Thales Installation, with additional participants welcome.

Topics that have already come under discussion at the working group’s inaugural meeting include adding to the FORS benefits with features such as Van Smart training and toolkits, and how to further develop aspects of the Standard with LCV operators in mind. The group made a number of recommendations including FORS van driver packs and more of a focus on vans and LCVs in the materials provided.

James Tillyer, FORS manager, said: ‘We have many light vehicle operators in FORS and it’s important that we provide a platform to discuss how we can develop the scheme for couriers, tradesmen, parcel companies, utility workers and others. There was really constructive debate during the first meeting of this new group, and we have some great ideas to consider over the coming months.”

Any FORS accredited LCV operators that would like to provide suggestions for the working group to consider to help shape the future of FORS, please contact James Tillyer by email: [email protected]

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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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