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First-ever FORS Members’ Conference celebrates best practice

FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) members from across the UK have gathered for the organisation’s first ever members conference, which focused on best practice in the transport industry.

Held on 9 November at the National Conference Centre in Solihull, the event welcomed over 350 professionals from across the transport industry. Visitors heard from top experts such as Dr Jon Lamonte, chief executive officer, Transport for Greater Manchester; and Dr Shaun Helman, TRL, on how to manage work-related road risk.

“We are absolutely thrilled with the amount of support the event has had,” said John Hix, FORS Director. “It was fantastic to see so many FORS Members under one roof, all united with the aim of improving the logistics industry and implementing key changes into their fleets. Thank you to everyone involved, including all the speakers and exhibitors who came to share their insights, and of course to all the Members. We are glad it was such a productive day.”

The event was also an opportunity to celebrate key milestones in the scheme, including the 4000th accredited member Cargo Express, the 150th Gold member Lowery Ltd, the 500th Silver operator Neville Tilley Transport and the 500th individual to become a FORS Practitioner James Lewis from Brogan Group. Also in attendance was the first ever FORS Member PHS Group.

FORS created a video specifically for the event, covering testimonials from FORS Members on how the accreditation has helped their fleet.

Simon Marsh, managing director of headline sponsor VisionTrack, said: “It was great to meet so many people all with the same aim – to improve fleet safety and efficiencies within the logistics industry, and for the betterment of operations across the country. We were glad to meet so many FORS Members who are dedicated to taking lessons from today and implementing them in their own fleets.”

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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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