Congratulations to Heathrow Haulage on becoming a FORS Gold member. This notable milestone comes at the same time as Heathrow Haulage reports a fuel efficiency improvement of 4.7 per cent in just six months.
“Achieving FORS Bronze accreditation encouraged us to aim for FORS Silver, and seeing the improvements made to both fuel use and business operations while working towards these levels encouraged us to continue utilising the FORS tools and practices up to Gold,” said Director James O‘Mahoney. He added, “The results are clear; our vehicle is now using less fuel, which is very helpful to our bottom-line.”
Tarmac subcontractor Heathrow Haulage also proudly maintained a zero-accident record, with zero penalty charge notices received. James O’Mahoney said, “After becoming FORS accredited we really took advantage of the toolkits offered. The safety guidance has without a doubt helped keep our accident number at zero.” In addition, he said, “The drivers have become a lot more knowledgeable and confident since using FORS.”
Tarmac has worked closely with Heathrow Haulage in its bid to achieve FORS Gold.
Sean McGrae, senior national transport manager, Tarmac, said “As the operator of one of the largest HGV fleets in our industry, Tarmac has a strong commitment to improving safety and environmental performance across both our own and subcontractor fleet.” Sean McGrae added, “We’re very proud to see a Tarmac haulier recognised for achieving this milestone and want to extend our congratulations to Heathrow Haulage Ltd and all others who have already gained FORS Gold.”
In a boost for smaller operators (those with a total fleet no larger than three vehicles), FORS announced in January 2018 the scrapping of its FORS Gold evidencing fee. The move was introduced to incentivise smaller operators to progress through to FORS Gold status and enjoy the many benefits that exemplary levels of best practice can bring.
To find out more about progressing to FORS Gold, please visit our ‘Go for Gold’ page.
Posted on 18th December 2018
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