TFL accreditation for Palletways
Dec 11, 2013
Palletways, the palletised freight network, reports that it will be the first pallet network to achieve a high-profile Transport for London accreditation, which rubber stamps best practice in the industry.
The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary certification scheme aimed at ensuring that fleet operators in London and throughout the UK, work to high standards that go beyond the minimum legal requirements, in areas such as health & safety and environmental impact.
Following rigorous assessment, Palletways met the accreditation's bronze level requirements across all its owned operation sites.
As part of its membership of FORS, Palletways now has access to a range of materials that will offer the network a competitive advantage, including information to further enhance its health & safety provisions and up-to-date technology & guidance to reduce the impact of freight transport on the UK environment.
The FORS accreditation was developed in conjunction with a number of stakeholders including the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK), Department for Transport, Freight Transport Association, Health and Safety Executive, The Metropolitan Police, Road Haulage Association, Skills for Logistics and Vehicle Operator & Services Agency.
Peter Lascelles, Director of Owned Member Depots, commented: "We are delighted to receive the FORS recognition. The accreditation sets us apart us apart from our competitors and confirms that we deliver an efficient, cost saving and forward thinking service."
He added: "We will be making full use of the accreditation and access to materials to further enhance our CSR activities and will promote best practise ideas across our wider European network."
The Palletways Group is made up of over 300 depots and 13 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 12 European countries, including the UK.
The company's distribution networks are made up of independent transport companies who share each other's resources to deliver small consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost effectively than ever before.