Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

TfL’s online benchmarking system goes live

Transport for London has launched its Freight Operator Recognition Scheme to allow operators to gauge their performance against other London drivers.

FORS is an industry-led membership scheme that offers practical advice and guidance to freight operators in the region to improve all areas of freight distribution, including helping reduce costs, improve safety and become more environmentally-focused.

The online benchmarking system is powered by Chevin Fleet Solutions’ FleetWave management software and allows FORS members to anonymously and instantly compare their performance and costs with those of other London freight operators in fuel use, carbon dioxide emissions, collisions and fines and charges.

The benchmarking system was designed for TfL by Faber Maunsell and integrates with the Department for Transport’s national online benchmarking system, which is also driven by FleetWave.

Glen Davies, TfL’s FORS project director, said: “The benchmarking initiative is an important addition to help operators progress in the scheme and complements the range of benefits already in place that are designed to encourage and support freight operators to more effectively and efficiently contribute to the sustainable development of London.”

Freight operators interested in the benchmarking scheme need to become members of FORS, which is free and open to all van and lorry operators delivering in and around London.