Willow Transport Solutions Ltd are based in West Horndon, Essex and specialise in general haulage for the construction industry. Lee Nix, Director, has seen huge benefits for Willow Transport Solutions 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.’
We 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 Willow Transport Solutions 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 foreman driver 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 12.5 MPG to 13.06 MPG and reduced our PCN’s by 30.43% in the past 12 months, while we also added another 4 Lorry’s to our fleet.
|MPG||Number of PCN’s|
|April 2014 – March 2015||12.5||23|
|April 2015 – March 2016||13.06||16|
Annual improvement in MPG and PCN’s
Achieving the Gold Accreditation would show the ever increasing client base of Willow Transport Solutions 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.