• FORS launches new Light Commercial Vehicle Working Group

  • FORS launches new Light Commercial Vehicle Working Group

    FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, has launched a new Light Commercial Vehicle Working Group to support vans and other light vehicles that make up fleets as part of the scheme. 

    There are now more than 50,000 registered LCVs that are part of FORS, and the new Working Group will ensure the needs of LCV operators are fully covered by the scheme.  The group will also help to shape future FORS benefits and FORS requirements with LCVs in mind.

    The first meeting was held in July, and was hosted by Chris Craggs, Managing Director of McFarlane Telfer.  The Working Group is currently made up of, McFT, CILT, Leaseplan UK, BML Utility Contractors Ltd, Roger Bullivant, Carousel Logistics, Martek Contracts, ML Power Systems, David Phillips Furniture and Thales Installation.  However, the group is not limited to these organisations and additional participants may join in due course.

    The group discussed a number of subjects, including how to add to the FORS benefits, such as Van Smart training and toolkits, and how to further develop aspects of the Standard with LCV operators in mind.  The group made a number of recommendations including FORS van driver packs and more of a focus on vans and LCVs in the materials provided.

    “We have many light vehicle operators in FORS, and it’s important that we provide a platform to discuss how we can develop the scheme for couriers, tradesmen, parcel companies, utility workers and others,” FORS manager James Tillyer said.  “There was really constructive debate, and we have some great ideas to consider over the coming months.”