Month: May 2015

FORS Practitioner status awarded to 300 operators

300_practitionerFORS is pleased to announce its 300th practitioner. This significant milestone reveals the popularity of the FORS practitioner workshop programme and demonstrates the impressive level of commitment to professional standards by FORS accredited operators.

All operators accredited by FORS have the opportunity to become a FORS practitioner. In order to become a FORS practitioner operators must complete each of the nine FORS modules providing guidance on topics including: road transport policy; work related road safety; safe and monitoring road fleet performance.

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DVSA to move away from culture of enforcement

DVSA-car-03The DVSA has outlined a fundamental shift in its approach, which will see it move from a culture of enforcement towards a focus on compliance.

Speaking at the Microlise conference in Coventry last week, DVSA’s head of enforcement transformation Caroline Hicks conceeded that the agency’s current procedures, including around 10,000 roadside checks a month, were expensive for both hauliers and the DVSA, intrusive, and not an effective method of reaching the whole industry.

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FORS at FM15 Conference

FM15FORS will be exhibiting at the Fleet Manager Conference at Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire on 10 June 2015. FM15 is the conference event for Fleet and Transport Managers who work for Public Sector organisations, Housing Associations and essential fleet services contractors.

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FORS & CLOCS at Tip-Ex 15

A quick reminder that FORS and CLOCS will be exhibiting at Tip-Ex 15 at the Harrogate International Centre over the next few days. If you are at the exhibition, feel free to pop over to stand C-19 and we will be happy to talk through any queries, issues or feedback you may have.