FORS confirms new members for 2016 governance board

FORS confirms new members for 2016 governance board

Article-1iiFORS is pleased to welcome representatives from both TNT and HS2 to its Governance and Standards Advisory Group (GSAG).

The group consists of industry representatives, local authorities and enforcement agencies and was established by FORS to ensure that its standards remain current and relevant to industry needs, and to protect the integrity and reputation of the scheme.

Transport professionals from organisations including DHL, John Lewis, Tarmac, Travis Perkins and Veolia as well as representatives from DVSA, TfL, FTA, RHA and CILT, meet quarterly to discuss issues relating to the ongoing maintenance, development and enforcement of the FORS standard.

Andrew Lowery, City Logistics and Public Affairs Manager, TNT, said: ‘We are delighted to be able to add our support to the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme. TNT has been involved in the scheme for a number of years and it is an integral part of our commitment both to the very highest levels of legal compliance and to improving road safety for all.’

Steve Agg, Chairman, FORS Governance and Standards Group, said: ‘It’s a great pleasure to welcome Andrew Lowery and Neil Cox from TNT and HS2 respectively to the FORS Governance and Standards Group. It is essential to our central philosophy that we promote road safety and improve professional standards. High profile, experienced professionals such as those in our governance group ensure we are able to uphold those qualities which help to enhance the image of the industry as a whole.’

GSAG will continue to work together in 2016 on a number of initiatives to help FORS:

  • Provide the leading best practice standard for fleet operators and contract specifiers
  • Deliver continuous improvements in road safety and operational performance
  • Minimise the impact on our environment of all fleet operations and service activity
  • Ensure the Standard remains relevant, accessible and up to date
  • Encourage professional standards for managers and drivers
  • Support the progression of operators through the levels of the Standard