Home Menu Search

New freight scheme is a FORS to be reckoned with

1 October 2006

Transport for London (TfL) is teaming up with the police and the freight industry to develop a new scheme which could reduce operator's costs by ten per cent while driving down road accidents and emissions in the capital.

The Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) set up by TfL's Freight Unit aims to offer incentives and other encouragement to freight operators who adopt best practice, while addressing illegal and dangerous road behaviour.

Around 70 operators will be involved in the scheme's pioneer phase, which started this month and runs until March 2007, to help TfL shape the best scheme for everyone.

They will get face-to-face guidance and support from experts on issues such as fuel efficiency.

Evidence from the Department for Transport shows that advice and training on journey planning and the way in which a vehicle is driven can cut operator's costs by up to a tenth.

www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/freight/fors.asp

Related news, events and information

New standard for motorcycle couriers

30 October 2017 – Transport for London (TfL) and the Mayor of London have launched a range of new measures to raise standards...

FORS broadens its appeal

7 November 2018 – Story from Fleet News. Long associated with heavy vehicles, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)...

TfL announces new technology trials on its buses

6 September 2017 – Story from the London Road Safety Council. Transport for London (TfL) has announced that it is to trial new...

DfT Message about the delay in publishing the Main Results for 2016 for Road Casualties.

30 June 2017 – DfT is not publishing the Road Casualty Main Results for 2016 on 29 June as originally scheduled. This is due...

Traffex 2017, Europe's Largest Dedicated Road, Traffic and Transport Event

1 February 2017 – From 4th to 6th April 2017, the highly anticipated international traffic management, road safety and highways...

Use of technology will make roads safer

28 September 2017 – Story from Newspress. The proposals, to be introduced for all HGV operators across the capital from 2020,...

DfT goes on tour to hear views on cyclist and pedestrian safety

9 May 2018 – Story from Road Safety GB. In March 2018, Jesse Norman, the minister responsible for road safety, launched a...

Urban Motorcycle Design Handbook aims to address pressing issues.

14 June 2017 – Local Transport Projects (LTP) recently authored Transport for London's (TfL) Urban Motorcycle Design Handbook...

Getting Back on Track

30 October 2018 – In Great Britain road deaths have flat-lined since 2010. While the international goal is to halve road deaths...