Established in 1925, Hammond Transport has provided transport & logistics to businesses all over the UK & Europe “we have been working for the last two years to FORS standards and compliance procedures” says Clive Morris, Fleet Compliance Manager. “It has been my role to demonstrate to FORS that we qualify to be a FORS gold member”.
Hammond Transport has achieved considerable reductions in fuel use through FORS by monitoring vehicles and their performance more closely using vehicle telematics and CO2 monitoring. We have also decreased unnecessary empty vehicle movements.
‘We first came across FORS as a contractual condition for anyone working on Crossrail sites” explains Clive, “we did some investigation to see if it would be beneficial to us. We soon realised it would be a great opportunity to measure our current company standards against a standard which was perceived to be industry best practice.’
As soon as we achieved our bronze accreditation, we were working towards silver. Having always assessed ourselves and collecting the relevant information, we were able to enter a year’s worth of data to the benchmarking system straight away and achieve silver status just 9 months later. The benefit to us is the way the benchmarking system condenses our data into one accessible location and produces graphs that are easy to interpret.
FORS Silver was a very good selling tool for us; it initially was a request from one of our customers, then gaining popularity we were asked by many more customers what our next steps were. Our intention was always to go for FORS Gold but internally we’ve been restructuring. We’ve utilised the Advance Checking Systems for driver licenses and we have used many of the Performance Management Tools that “FORS” have on offer. Driver CPC training was also a great aid for us, this is now an on-going yearly assessment keeping our staff abreast of current laws, compliance and legislation.
‘FORS Gold has made our company see that changes are for the better, that we can make a difference in the transport industry and the safety of other road users’
We have accreditation of Lo-city and Eco stars, which in turn has made us realise we have an obligation to help make the air cleaner, in turn we have started to change our fleet from Euro 5 to Euro 6 specification vehicles at great expense to us providing a cleaner environment for people living, working and commuting in the capital of London and other cities. We have accreditation of CLOCS, WRRR and are Crossrail certified, our staff has also been trained in the SAFED scheme. This helped make the decision to include the new pedestrian / cyclist CLOCS window in the build spec of all our new vehicles.
“We have improved our MPG by 8.43% in the past 12 months”
|MPG||Mileage (KM)||Fuel (Litres)|
|Sept 2014 – Aug 2015||16.6||1,980,000||372,218|
|Sept 2015 – Aug 2016||18.0||1,530,263||265,896|
Annual improvement in MPG over the past 12 month
Achieving gold status means that all the hard work done by my team has been recognised, our drivers and operational staff are a credit to their profession and industry. The journey however continues and we will endeavor to achieve higher standards in our transport operations.