Industry calls for universal compliance standard

Industry calls for universal compliance standard

Article 1At yesterday’s Freight in the City event, the key industry event promoting sustainable urban deliveries, it was revealed that operators believe there should be a universal compliance standard for fleets in order to improve safety across the UK.

The study was carried out by Freight in the City and revealed that 85% of decision makers involved in transporting freight believe that there should be a single UK-wide compliance standard across the logistics sector.

FORS wishes to promote the recognition of one over-arching scheme that encompasses all aspects of safety, fuel efficiency, economical operations and vehicle emissions.

Over 90% of the Freight in the City study respondents stated they were familiar with TfL’s Safer Lorry Scheme, which came into force in the Capital on 1st September 2015. Operators who are accredited with FORS automatically meet the requirements of TfL’s Safer Lorry Scheme.

FORS is committed to improving safety, efficiency and emissions nationwide; its recent growth across the UK demonstrates that there is a desire across the industry for a universal compliance standard and that FORS meets the requirements for a standard for all.