FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, reached a major milestone last week as Dorset-based quarry operator and aggregates merchant, J. Suttle Transport, became the scheme’s 5,000th member.

This year, FORS has already recognised its 1,000th FORS Silver and its 250th FORS Gold members. Today, FORS membership today represents over 112,000 trucks and vans across 5,000 operators throughout the UK and overseas.


Improving road safety

Over the last 10 years, FORS has strived to improve standards in the road transport sector. This new landmark confirms FORS as the UK’s leading best practice accreditation scheme; offering a comprehensive range of member benefits. Through a process of continual development, FORS has developed a comprehensive portfolio of training materials accessible to members through the FORS Professional training programme. Content is regularly updated to ensure drivers and managers receive the very latest particulars on compliance, legislation and best practice.

I can say confidently that there are 5,000 operators who are more efficient and more protective of the environment as a result of their FORS accreditation. But, above all, I know we have made our roads safer for operators, drivers, and vulnerable road users alike.

John Hix, FORS Director

For J. Suttle Transport, FORS Bronze accreditation signals clear intent from the tipper operator to continue to embrace best practice and to improve all aspects of its operation. The company runs a fleet of 13 tippers and flatbeds, along with 16 vans, across the quarrying, construction and rail contractor industries.


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