CEVA Logistics East Leake – Journey to FORS Gold

CEVA Logistics East Leake – Journey to FORS Gold

CEVA Logistics are contracted by British Gypsum, East Leake to manage the load securing and end user distribution of their products in the regions across and south of Nottinghamshire. The site operates a fleet of twenty four articulated units, four 26 ton rigids and one hundred and twenty tri-axle curtainside trailers.

Julian Money, General Manager and his team have taken to the challenge of achieving FORS gold accreditation demonstrating the operations focus on safety, operational efficiency and environmental impacts.

Ceva-ceva1Initially I received a request to achieve the FORS Accreditation from British Gypsum Distribution as some of the customers had stated the accreditation as a requirement for vehicles delivering to their sites.

CEVA East Leake were the 2nd CEVA site to achieve bronze accreditation with FORS and a contributor to CEVA achieving multi-site accreditation. Working with CEVA’s central team and the team at FORS has ensured the processes across the CEVA British Gypsum depots were aligned and up to the required FORS standard.

After receiving the Bronze Accreditation I made sure I had my own site ID as I had read into the FORS standard and requirements and was keen to progress my site to Silver accreditation and on to the Gold standard as a tool to push safety and quality through the operational and reduce the environmental impacts.

“FORS Standard has helped me focus further on Safety, Training and Environment impacts within my Operation”

When working towards Silver I had to detail the training plan for my driving team that would help improve the performance of the operation. Although Driver training is part of the normal CEVA development, working towards FORS helped concentrate the plan to developing the drivers on the areas of safety and fuel economy.’

When looking at improvements two of the areas I focused on were to increase MPG and reduce the number of Blameworthy road traffic incidents across the operation. Using vehicle Telematics and a SAFED driver training programme I have seen significant improvement year on year in both areas

“Blameworthy accidents have seen a significant drop since focussing on SAFED driver training program and using tools available through FORS. MPG has also improved across our fleet with the use of feedback to drivers from Telematics”

MPG Incidents per 100,000 Kms
Jan – Dec 2013 8.42 5.30
Jan – Dec 2014 8.82 2.86
Percentage improvement .4.75% 54%

Ceva-cevaAchieving FORS gold accreditation would be an excellent achievement for my team. It would be recognition of the effort and determination to drive forward our driver development, training and coaching through process of feedback, which has been developed through the training plan developed in line with the FORS accreditation process.

My operation has improved in areas of safety and Fuel efficiency two of the main areas we set out to improve via FORS.