FORS goes national under new managementTransport for London (TfL) has awarded management firm AECOM a five-year contract
to oversee and develop the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and Fleet Source.

As well as the day-to-day management of FORS, the partnership will roll out the scheme nationally, making FORS accreditation available to fleet operators across
the country.

The FORS Community Partnership (FCP) will take over the day-to-day running of FORS on February 17, with the requirement to make it a self-funding scheme. It said further developments and plans will be announced in due course.

“We are delighted to be leading FORS through this exciting period in its development,” said the partnership’s operations director, Anne Johnson.

“Our goal is to encourage, support and facilitate the geographical growth of FORS as the leading standard for fleet operators nationally, building on the success in London. From its strong foothold in the truck and van sectors, we aim to develop the diversity of FORS to other fleet sectors to achieve ongoing improvements to road safety.”

Established by TfL in 2008, FORS was set up to encourage fleet operators to adopt best practice and industry standards. To date, more than 210,000 vehicles from more than 2400 companies are now accredited by FORS.