Month: December 2015

FORS is pleased to announce that 100 fully accredited Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) Staying Legal courses are now available to FORS operators free of charge.

Article1The courses are available until 31st March 2016 to all FORS accredited operators free of charge and those attending will only need to pay the DVSA upload fee of £8.75.

The course syllabus includes the following topics:

  • Operator licensing requirements
  • Regulatory framework that governs the road transport industry
  • Enforcement agencies that police non-compliant operations
  • Enforcing regulations – the targeting methods used and the common offences
  • Driver offences and the consequences of non-compliance
  • A compliant driver
  • A compliant vehicle
  • A compliant journey
  • Industry led initiatives to reduce Work Related Road Risk (WRRR)

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Message to operators

FORS has been made aware of an infringement carried out by one of their members, which resulted in franchisee vehicles displaying unauthorised FORS stickers. The member was immediately suspended from the FORS scheme while we investigated the transgression in line with our clearly stated guidelines. In keeping with our prime objective, to improve operator performance, … Read more

Mayor and TfL launch new team to crack down on congestion

Article3decA new team of Road and Transport Enforcement Officers is being deployed to key traffic routes across London to crack down on illegal or inconsiderate behaviour and further problems that cause congestion.

The new 40-strong Transport for London (TfL) team will help deal with problems such as illegal stopping or unloading of deliveries. It is a requirement of FORS accreditation that all operators practice safe loading, ensuring that vehicles are safely loaded and that appropriate load restraints are used. For more information please visit the FORS Standard document here.

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