Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

New standard for Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme

FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, has released the latest issue of its FORS Standard (version 4.0), saying it is easier to understand and contains more specific guidance on how FORS applies not only to trucks, but also to vans and to PSVs.

“This is our greenest ever FORS Standard,” said concession director, John Hix, “NOX and particulate matter, noise, alternative drives, tyre and fuel management all come under the spotlight in this update.

“And we’re responding to best practice development within the industry,” he said, “for example, FORS Standard 4.0 introduces at Bronze licence checking using a risk based verification system that directly accesses the DVLA database. Above all, it’s a streamlined document, making it more user-friendly and even more engaging.”

FORS Standard 4.0 is designed specifically for FORS Members and is the scheme’s definitive reference source governing key operational factors surrounding safety, efficiency and environmental protection – combining to increase productivity and overall operational performance.