NewsFleet transport operators missing out on valuable new business

April 23, 2018by Jamie Campbell

Fierce competition in the road haulage and fleet transport industry means transport operators can no longer rely on price alone to win new business.

Clients are increasingly demanding proof of the highest possible standards in road safety and driver standards before they’re willing to trust any transport company with their valuable cargos.

Are you missing out on high value haulage and transport contracts?

Imagine you’re the Operations Director of a large company tasked with awarding a transport operator contract. 

You’ve narrowed it down to two companies whose quotes are in the same financial ballpark.

Would you choose the one whose safety record and environmental practices you know nothing about?

Or, would you trust the company who can prove commitment to good practice in all areas of the business, including driver and road safety, environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility?

Transport operators face more scrutiny than ever before

Recent road transport accidents involving lorry drivers have cast a long shadow over the fleet transport and road haulage industry.

Transport operators need to go the extra mile to restore trust and confidence among potential clients.

FORS Accreditation can give your business the winning edge

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), is a voluntary accreditation scheme that promotes and demonstrates best practice for commercial vehicle operators. 

There are over 4,800 members nationwide and FORS is gaining recognition as the transport industry’s most trusted accreditation scheme. 

FORS encompasses all aspects of driver and road safety, efficiency and environmental protection by encouraging and training fleet operators to measure, monitor and improve performance. 

Being able to demonstrate FORS accreditation to potential clients can give your transport operation business the competitive edge when it comes to winning new contracts.

You’re already half way to FORS accreditation

If your business holds a Restricted, Standard or International Operator’s Licence, you should already have a robust Transport Management System in place governing your vehicle maintenance and driver hours and safety policies.

This means FORS Accreditation is already within your reach.

Take a FORS Pre-Audit before you commit

Hiring a transport management expert to carry out a FORS Pre-Audit on your business will demonstrate whether your transport operations are being run well enough to meet the stringent FORS standards.

If the Pre-Audit highlights weaknesses, you’ll have the chance to put these right before making your formal application and paying the full application fees and annual membership costs.

Test the Return on Investment (ROI) you can expect from FORS accreditation

Still not convinced?

Contact a few of the larger companies you’d love to do business with. 

Ask each one whether tenders from companies with FORS accreditation would influence their decision in the awarding of new contracts.

We think you’ll be surprised how many larger clients are protecting their own business interests and reputation by only hiring transport operators with proven environmental, vehicle and driver safety standards.

How can JCS Transport Consultancy help?

JCS Transport Consultancy are a FORS Approved Pre-Audit Provider.

Director Jamie Campbell CMILT, is a Qualified FORS Auditor and Practitioner and has conducted over 300 FORS audits on behalf of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme.

Our professional, practical approach saves you time and ensures new practices and processes are truly embedded into your business.

We work with your business to ensure any policies and procedures we help you to introduce have real benefits for your company’s bottom line, as well as providing invaluable peace of mind and compliance protection.

We guarantee FORS Accreditation within 30 days

JCS Transport Consultancy are so confident of our service that we guarantee to help you secure FORS accreditation for your business within 30 days*. 

So, if you agree FORS accreditation can give your business the winning edge, call us today for an informal chat and details of our special FORS accreditation offer.

Call  0333 987 4657
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*subject to FORS Auditor availability.

FORS Silver and Gold Accreditation

As well as making sure your business achieves and maintains its FORS accreditation at Bronze Level, we can also help you achieve the prestigious Silver and Gold FORS status.

These awards recognise the very best standards and practice in road transport management and put you one step ahead of the competition.

Start your journey to FORS accreditation

Contact us today for a free, no obligation quote and take the first step towards FORS accreditation.



About Us

JCS Transport Consultancy was setup by Managing Director Jamie Campbell, a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT), has over 24 years’ experience in road transport operations and is an Approved FORS Pre-Audit provider.

About Us

JCS Transport Consultancy was setup by Managing Director Jamie Campbell, a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT), has over 24 years’ experience in road transport operations and is an Approved FORS Pre-Audit provider.

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