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Vehicle operator becomes 600th individual FORS Practitioner

Mohamed Abdurahim, logistics support manager at Bywaters (Leyton) Ltd, has become the 600th FORS Practitioner for the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme.

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Mohamed Abdurahim, logistics support manager at Bywaters (Leyton) Ltd, has become the 600th FORS Practitioner.

The FORS Practitioner course comprises a series of nine workshops designed to provide a thorough grounding in best practice for commercial vehicle operators, supported by the latest industry developments.

Bywaters, one of the UK’s leading recycling and resource management companies, runs a range of commercial vehicles including vans, with Mr Abdurahim undertaking the FORS Practitioner workshops to better his knowledge and learn from industry experts.

He commented: ¡§The trainers were really knowledgeable, able to answer all my questions and clearly had a lot of experience in the sector. I would thoroughly recommend the courses to others in the industry looking to improve their fleet operations.¨

He added that the course on ‘Reducing Fuel Use and Minimising Environmental Impact’ has been particularly useful.

“We’ve already made a number of improvements to our fuel efficiency,¨ explained Mr Abdurahim, “But the environmental impact of freight logistics is something of which every operator needs to be aware. We’ve brought two new vehicles onto our fleet but the course on fuel efficiency was really useful for identifying other methods where we can reduce the impact of our older vehicles.”

Mr Abdurahim is the second individual in the company to achieve FORS Practitioner status, and, having already rolled out Safe Urban Driving courses to staff, Bywaters is also working with its local council training scheme to cooperate more generally on improving road safety. The company is also a FORS Gold member.

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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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