Sohal Haulage Ltd is based in Purfleet, Essex and carry’s work out solely for the Aggregate Industries. We cover the whole South East of England, we deliver and take away tarmac. Our professional and unique partnership approach to Aggregates Industries enables us to provide the very best service giving all customers complete satisfaction and peace of mind explains Charandeep Singhour Transport Manager and Managing Director.
We 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 practice 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 client 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 increased our MPG by 1% in the last 12 months’
We have saved 0.7% on our total Fuel Spend and reduced our Carbon Footprint by 0.7% by making sure our drivers select the best possible route and reduced our Idling across the Fleet.
|MPG||Litres of Fuel||Km’s Driven|
|Oct 2014-Sept 2015||8.63 MPG||22,130||61,105|
|Oct 2015-Sept 2016||8.71 MPG||21,975||61,215|
|Percentage improvement||1% improvement||0.7% decrease||0.18% increase|
Annual improvement in Fuel by increasing our MPG across the whole fleet by 1%.
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. 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.
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