Golden Star Transport Ltd – Going For Gold

Golden Star Transport Ltd – Going For Gold

Golden Star Transport LTD specializes in the transportation of tarmac. Established in 2015, the company’s daily operations and fuel management has improved greatly since being introduced to FORS. Surinder Pall Pathria, director of Golden Star Transport LTD explains how FORS has been beneficial to their company.

gold trasWe came across FORS when tendering for work in London. Having viewed the overall benefits and the advantages other businesses have had since practising FORS, we immediately began to implement procedures to reduce carbon emissions and improve fuel efficiency.

We began working towards the bronze and silver accreditation and the improvements were extremely noticeable. By implementing new procedures, we could measure fuel usage and identify how we could reduce environmental impact. FORS was very helpful by providing the required training and tools to achieve both accreditations first time.

We found the performance management toolkit very useful as it enabled us to set our targets of reducing carbon emissions and improving the MPG of our vehicles. We achieved this by observing driving habits and minimising engine idling times. The advantage of the toolkit provided by FORS has allowed us to compare previous targets and focus on improving them for the future.

‘FORS is recognized as a fundamental standard within our industry, the accreditation enables us to work efficiently and acquire new and existing contracts.’ Surinder Pall Pathria

The advantages we have seen since implementing the FORS standards have helped reduce fuel costs and help reduce the maintenance costs to of our fleet. We have also seen a huge improvement in driver safety and ensured drivers are aware of other road users such as cyclists. Road safety is important to us, and we will continue to invest in providing the required training and install specialist equipment within our vehicles.

‘We have increased our annual KMPL by 2.67% thanks to FORS.’

One of our core goals has been to improve fuel efficiency. By using the FORS toolkit, we have seen major improvements in KMPL in the last quarter.

 

KMPL

Fuel Usage (litres)

Dec 2016 – Feb 2017

2.62

15504.75

Sept 2016 – Nov 2016

2.55

11968.20

Percentage improvement

2.67%

22.8%

Quarter improvement in KMPL

Going for the Gold accreditation will help to improve our day-to-day operations and help improve our fleet. We will continue to review our policies and revise procedures to continue improving our annual MPG and reduce our carbon footprint. The toolkit has been of a significant importance and we will continue to use it to our advantage. FORS is a must for all businesses!

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