Mike Newman Haulage Ltd – The benefits of FORS

Mike Newman Haulage Ltd – The benefits of FORS


Mike Newman Haulage Ltd are based in Besthorpe, Norfolk and specialise in general haulage for the construction industry. Mike Newman, Director, has seen huge benefits for Mike Newman Haulage Ltd from FORS. The safety features now fitted to our vehicles have reduced incidents and our staff training programme has helped with our employees understanding of their job roles & responsibilities.

We were introduced to FORS through our supply chain and immediately realised the procedures and standards required to achieve the Bronze accreditation was exactly where we wanted our company to be.’

mnhWe passed our Bronze assessment first time which gave us the platform and confidence to proceed to the Silver Accreditation. Keen to distinguish our self from our competition we immediately began work to achieve this goal and wanted to achieve Gold too.

FORS has helped Mike Newman Haulage Ltd in many ways, a key area we have identified improvement is staff training and refreshers. The FORS system encourages our staff to be proactive with their training, allowing them to identity their own areas for improvement. We have regular one to one training days with outsourced FORS practitioners to ensure all staff meet out stringent driving standards.

 ‘We used the FORS accreditation as a spring board to promote our newly formed company to a whole host of clients. The response was overwhelming’

‘We immediately placed our Transport Manager on a FORS Practitioner workshop programme and began upgrading the vehicle camera systems to a higher specification

 ‘FORS has improved our Policies and Procedures and help improve our MPG, Accidents and PCN’s across the whole Fleet

 We have improved our MPG across the whole fleet from 8.94 MPG to 12.04 MPG and kept our PCN’s down to zero in the past 2 years, while we also replaced 2 Lorry’s for the new Euro 6 engines.

  MPG Number of PCN’s
April 2015 – March 2016 8.94 MPG 0
April 2016 – March 2017 12.04 MPG 0
Percentage improvement 35% 0%

Annual improvement in MPG

mnh 3Achieving the Gold Accreditation would show the ever increasing client base of Mike Newman Haulage Ltd our commitment to continued improvement.

FORS has transformed our approach to our business and I believe will only promote a positive reputation for our industry. We strive to be more efficient, professional and environmentally friendly. Gold Accreditation can only aid our endeavors. We work closely with Milebay Consultancy Ltd to help us stay on top our all our requirements and moving forward keeping us up to date with all legislation changes.

Please note: All published FORS Gold case studies have been submitted by the accredited company named above and transcribed verbatim