S.A Smith Ltd – Going for Gold

S.A Smith Ltd – Going for Gold

S.A Smith

S.A Smith Ltd is a specialist hauler company which was started up by Stewart Smith in 2003 with only one vehicle and trailer. We now have 4 Lorry’s on our Fleet and our clients keep coming to us for our reputation for excellence.

Our aim is to make the movement of your consignment as pleasant an experience as possible for you the customer. We have a wide range of varying customers from blue chip companies in civil engineering. We enjoy a large amount of repeat business because of our high service levels and quality. With a team of vastly experienced drivers and the latest vehicles and trailers available we will endeavor to move your goods on time in a safe and efficiently manner. Stewart Smith, Transport Manager and Owner is our elected Fuel and Emissions Champion and he explains how important FORS is to our Company.

We came across FORS when tendering for work across London. 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.

fors 1We take compliance and safety very seriously so we achieved our Bronze and Silver Accreditation first time. FORS did help us by providing training and tools that improved the policies and procedures.

The performance management toolkit really helped us set our targets for reducing our carbon footprint and Penalty charge notices while improving our MPG. FORS has helped us improve our filing systems and procedures.

‘FORS has helped us achieve compliance and safety’

All our drivers have completed their Safe Urban Driving course which was funded by the Transport for London. As you can see on our vehicles we take cycling in London very seriously.
We have also invested heavily in vehicle safety systems such as 360 degree cameras, nearside proximity sensors and audible alarms for all our vehicles.

We have saved 11% on our total Fuel Spend and reduced our Carbon Footprint by 11% by making sure our driver select the best possible route to our sites and reduced our Idling across the Fleet.

Litres of fuel used Co2
Sept 2013 – August 2014 177,397 469.00 Tonne
Sept 2014 – August 2015 156,489 414.382 Tonne
Percentage improvement 11%  11%

Annual improvement in CO2 and Fuel!

‘We have reduced our CO2 by 11% in the last 12 months’fors 2

Gaining 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.