The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) has renewed its solus fleet software arrangement with FleetCheck in a new deal signed this week.
The two organisations first began working together in 2019 and the core product created – the FORS Fleet Management System (FORS-FMS) – has been adopted by more than 10% of all FORS operators, totalling around 10,000 users. It is designed to help them attain and maintain their FORS Bronze, Silver and Gold accreditations as set out in the FORS Standard.
“We have forged a very strong relationship with FleetCheck underlined by the high adoption rate that we have seen with FORS-FMS since its launch in 2019. We are delighted to be able to support so many of FORS accredited operator members by providing an easy-to-use software solution that helps them to manage their fleets more effectively and meet the requirements of the FORS Standard,” said Ian Henderson, FORS concession director.
“Having this arrangement with FORS has always been a source of pride for us and we are very pleased to see it renewed. Winning a deal with them reinforces that industry experts rate our fleet management software highly. We are looking forward to working with FORS to continue to drive usage of FORS-FMS and further enhance the product to meet developing operator needs,” added Peter Golding, managing director at FleetCheck.
FORS-FMS includes an online checklist which allows FORS members quick and easy access to the specific fleet data required for accreditation, a comprehensive data platform providing online document storage, an information portal and an advanced reporting suite.
An intuitive traffic light system included in the software alerts users to calendar events such as MOTs, service intervals, driver training and licence checking. Operator licence criteria is also managed, with FORS-FMS providing a wide range of additional tools.
There is also an accompanying, fully integrated, FORS-FMS app, making it easy for drivers to carry out the mandatory daily walk around checks, including the capability to report defects and to expedite maintenance requirements.
FORS is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators that aims to raise the level of quality within fleet operations, and to demonstrate which operators are achieving exemplary levels of best practice in safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.
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