We did it before and we’ve done it again! At APL we’re all about striving to be the best and we really wanted to reflect that when it came to the road and the environment and for that reason we are pleased to announce that we have passed our FORS Bronze accreditation for yet another year running!
What is it?
FORS- short for The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme is a voluntary accreditation scheme all about the safety of operations and best practice. We were keen to work towards the award again as we believe it not only benefits the vehicle operator, allowing them to improve road safety, reduce fuel emissions and more, but also our valued customers giving them piece of mind knowing the best possible practices are being implemented daily!
How we did it
Since first working towards our Bronze accreditation, we had to show we were following the guidelines set out by FORS and implementing procedures best suited to improving the safety when it came to our vehicles and operators. We set out on achieving the award by compiling a report of all driver and license checks and showed we had undergone multiple assessments for the drivers. We made sure all operators were aware of our best practices and got them to sign to show this. Another notable thing is the use of Fleet Smart. Installed into each and every one of our lorries, Fleet Smart is a service allowing us to monitor our lorries on the road using real time GPS tracking. This allowed us to plan our routes more effectively, reducing idling time which would allow us to improve our emissions!
Of course there is always room for improvement and we will continue to do so, but it is something we are all very excited about and hope you are too!