F.O. R. S.

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3D Courier Services

25600
Original Poster

I have been asked if I can supply fors drivers for occasional deliveries in London.

Anyone in the London area who has joined Fors?

Fastback Parcel Solutions

1709

isnt F O R S an organisational thing not a driver qualification. Its an audited system whereby you have to as a fleet reach a certain standard training record keeping servicing environmental etc.

Fastback Parcel Solutions

1709

having said all that i have just lookex again online and there is a section for online driver training.

3D Courier Services

25600
Original Poster

Yes, it's not compulsory but I have a client in Sheffield who supplies London Transport (the tube) and they will only except FORS drivers!

Asap-Direct

4775

FORS only covers 7.5 ton and above not under 3.5 ton

Fastback Parcel Solutions

1709

also includes vans Bill

Fastback Parcel Solutions

1709

Who's it for? FORS is voluntary and open to any company operating a fleet including vans, lorries, mini-buses and coaches..

Asap-Direct

4775

Checked with FORS all drivers will need to be registered, no matter what size vehicle. Whilst it is "voluntary"if the delivery/collection point requires it you would have to apply. They cannot answer the situation where we mainly use subcontractors. Basically say we would have to sub contract to FORS registered operators.(Being held to ransom comes to mind)

Fastback Parcel Solutions

1709

I sort of got that impression the way it reads, any contract that is let with London city boroughs etc will insist you are FORS accredited and yes Bill if you turn up at say a council depot etc then you run the risk of being turned away, not sure of the logic if you are delivering a screamer lol.

Fastback Parcel Solutions

1709

i should have added in the post before last that its open to anyone who wants to do business in London with city councils etc.

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