Month: February 2016

FORS Silver operator Premier Carriers celebrate compliance success

Premier CarriersPremier Carriers, a FORS Silver accredited operator, has invested in what is believed to be the first flat-bed Mercedes-Benz Econic, designed to go above and beyond current safety regulations, for work on major infrastructure projects in busy urban environments, such as Crossrail.

The entire Premier Carriers fleet and driver team is now fully compliant with all the requirements of major construction sites across the capital.

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Registrations for CLOCS Exhibition open

Article1-110216The fifth Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) exhibition takes place on Wednesday 23rd March 2016 at ExCel in London and registration is now open.

The exhibition includes brand new vehicles from leading manufacturers designed with input from across the truck and logistics industry to offer safer vehicles with improved direct vision suitable for use in the urban environment. The FORS team will be exhibiting at the event so come along and meet the team.

The event is free to attend and runs from 10am until 3pm.

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DfT consultation to increase the penalty levels for using a mobile phone while driving

Article2-040216The Government has a Manifesto commitment to reduce the number of cyclists and other road users killed and injured on our roads every year.

Hand-held mobile phone use whilst driving is a dangerous activity which increases the risk of a collision. The FORS standard requirement ‘D4 – in-vehicle technology’ specifies that fleet operators shall not cause or permit a driver to use a mobile phone or other distractive in-vehicle technology while driving. Any use of mobile phones and other in-vehicle technology (including hands-free equipment) must be properly managed, and where hands-free equipment is allowed, the terms of its use needs to be covered by a strict policy, ideally supported by a written procedure, risk assessment or method statement. For further information, please revisit the FORS standard.

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