We are please to announce that we have recently achieved the FORS silver standard. This has taken a year of planning, additional vehicles and equipment added to the fleet and extensive driver training. This has meant that all drivers have undertaken not only Safe Urban driving courses, but also e-learning modules highlighting cycle safety. All trucks have been fitted with nearside cameras and audio warning devices and we now under take additional demonstrative tasks such as recording co2, NOx and PM levels.
This has not only assisted with existing customers requiring deliveries to FORS sites, but also assures all of our customers that they are using a company with a philosophy for compliance, safety and operational efficiency. We also believe that achieving FORS silver will also open new opportunities to us.
All of our drivers have recently completed the FORS Safe Urban Driving Course. This involves drivers swapping places with Cyclists for 3 hours to give them a better understanding of the problems that cyclists have with HGV’s. This hopefully reduces the chances of incidents involving cyclists and HGV’s. Luckily a number of our staff are already regular cyclists. This is also an important part of planned progression to FORS Silver.
Due to the expansion of our vehicle fleet, we have recently relocated to a new operating centre. Located ideally on the side of the A31 at St Leonards, which is Dorset’s main truck road for going either north or east. The site which has security cameras, is fully fenced and has 24hrs security. It also offers us the option of expanding to customers needs.
We have recently expanded our fleet with the addition of a Euro 6 Volvo FH Tractor Unit. The unit equipped with a Globetrotter cab and walking floor hydraulics will be used on a combination of walking floor recycling deliveries and also UK general haulage. With the benefit of Euro 6 emission standards the vehicle can travel thought all LEZs currently planned. This compliments our existing fleet of Euro 5 vehicles.