The firms said the initiative will combine the considerable risk reduction, safety and quality advantages of FORS with the profitability and business agility results of TEG, which runs Courier Exchange and Haulage Exchange.
By working together, third party logistics companies with FORS membership can significantly reduce their empty running by around 60%, extend their real-time capacity networks and get lower cost access to TEG services, such as Haulage Exchange, Courier Exchange and CX Euro. They will also get the Exchanges’ multi-vendor telematics integration as standard.
TEG members who are not already FORS accredited are encouraged to join in order to benefit from being able to offer and/or access FORS specific work and added FORS membership benefits with its fully audited fleet quality standard. All parties, including FORS Champions, will benefit from the Exchanges’ feedback, complaints and performance monitoring system.
“By working together in this way we can offer clear financial, operational, technical and ‘green’ advantages to all the key stakeholders,” said Simon Bunegar, head of business development for TEG, “whether you’re a courier, haulier, FORS Champion or just someone who sees the need for fewer unnecessary empty vehicles on the roads, this is a great opportunity to make a difference.”