The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is going national with the decision that Transport for London (TfL) has selected AECOM as the concessionaire to take over the management and operation of initiative.
TfL-developed FORS in 2008 to improve road safety and help reduce the wider environmental and traffic impacts of freight and fleet operations. It says the FORS standard is now widely regarded by both fleet operators and businesses as ‘the’ national road safety and efficiency benchmark.
More than 210,000 vehicles from 2,400 companies are now accredited to FORS, which is underpinned by a fleet quality standard, which operators are audited against. Accredited operators demonstrate a commitment to managing road risk, reducing environmental impact and improving operational efficiency.
AECOM will operate, develop and grow FORS as the concessionaire for the next five years, with the option of a two-year extension to 2022.
Expansion of the scheme across the UK will allow more fleet operators and their clients throughout the UK to benefit from consistent fleet operating standards, said TfL.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “FORS has helped to deliver cleaner and safer freight fleets in the capital and with it now set to roll out nationwide this is great news for road users up and down the country.”