Foundation engineering company Roger Bullivant says its implementation of a new fleet of Euro-6 vans has been driven by its membership of FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme.
The company, which gained FORS membership at its first operating base in 2012, has taken delivery of a batch of 21 Ford Transit Customs in a programmed delivery of 100 vehicles.
Fleet manager, Anthony Franklin said: “Our new van fleet will go a long way toward bringing safety, efficiency and environmental benefits but, behind it all, the FORS best practice message comes across loud and clear to anyone involved within our transport operations.”
The FORS-assigned Transit Custom fleet, supplied through RB’s group company, Vinci plc, is fitted with 70mph speed-limiters, parking sensors, passenger air-bags, air-con and telematics.
Anthony Franklin is also a FORS Practitioner after having successfully completed all nine FORS Practitioner workshops – free to FORS members – covering all aspects of fleet operation, including work related road risk, managing driver fitness and health, fuel economy, minimising fines and charges and developing fleet management policy.
“The FORS Practitioner workshops are, for me, the jewel-in-the-crown of the FORS benefits offering,” added Franklin, “the course presenters were very well-grounded in the latest changes to compliance and were able to deliver an engaging series of workshops sessions.
“But it went further than that,” he said. “I found that simply being in a room with like-minded fleet professionals stimulated a raft of ideas for boosting my own fleet performance. And I’m sure the shared best practice will have benefited my fellow course delegates, too.”