J. O’Doherty Haulage Ltd – Going for Gold

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J. O’Doherty Haulage Ltd – Going for Gold

We have many years of experience in waste management, muck-away, excavations, plant hire, transport and aggregates. From domestic clear-ups to multi-million pound long-term contract projects, you can be sure we have the extensive knowledge and experience to make sure things run smoothly, promptly and within time and budget. Our expert management and back-up operation ensures this is the standard we give to all of our customers. John Rochester, is our Transport Manager and Fuel Champion as he knows very well how important it is to keep running costs down while running a very safe and efficient Fleet.

j doherty 1We decided to go for FORS as best practise.  When we looked at the requirements and benefits of joining the scheme we saw that they fitted in perfectly with our ethos of improving safety whilst complementing our drive to improve fuel efficiency and reduce our environmental impact

We passed our initial bronze assessment first time round, we were also given a few little pointers in best practise going forward

 Once we were bronze accredited we really made the most of the benefits on offer, such as the discounts available to us and the performance management tool. We decided to to proceed to silver as we already had everything in place that was needed.

FORS has helped us achieve compliance and safety

 The benefit of being FORS accredited, is so we can show our clients how much we value their safety and that we will do as much as possible to protect them and our environment. Also in the Past 12 months we have noticed a vast improvement in fuel and tyre wear since we have had our FORS accreditation.

‘We have improved our MPG by 37% in the last 12 months’

 We have saved 1.3% on our total Fuel Spend and reduced our Carbon Footprint by 1.3%, While improving our MPG by 37% across the fleet. We achieved this by making sure our drivers select the best possible route and reduced our Idling across the Fleet.

  MPG Co2 Fuel Usage
May 2014 – Apr 2015 9.3  2,639 tonnes 996,953 Litres
May 2015 – Apr 2016 12.8 2,605 tonnes 984,115 Litres
Percentage improvement 37% 1.3% 1.3%

Annual improvement in MPG and Co2 across the Fleet.

j dohertt 2Maintaining our FORS Gold Accreditation shows how dedicated we are as a company to improving road safety and the safety of all vulnerable road users in London as well as nationally. We will continuously use what FORS has taught us to help reduce our carbon footprint and make the roads so safer for everyone that uses them. We have also managed to make a significant saving by reducing our fuel usage and improving our MPG. We have also reduced the amount of Co2 we emit as a company because of all the policies and procedures FORS has helped us implement.