• Heavy vehicle horrors July 10, 2019
    In our latest blog post, Jim Bithnell, Vehicle Standards Assessor, shares some of the worst examples of heavy vehicles presented for their annual test.
    Jim Bithell
  • DVSA enforcement shockers: May 2019 May 2, 2019
    Vehicle examiner Gareth Prismick, who runs the DVSA Enforcement Twitter account, takes you through some of the worst things our enforcement teams have found at the roadside recently.
    Gareth Prismick
  • Why we trialled body cams for enforcement staff March 26, 2019
    DVSA Enforcement Manager Matt Barker tells you about why we decided to trial body cams for our enforcement staff, how the trial went and what we're doing next.
    Matt Barker


  • FORS Specifier Briefings – coming to a venue near you August 22, 2019
    By specifying FORS in procurement contracts, organisations are able to drive up best practice and strengthen supply chains to deliver a better service, maximise safety, and improve sustainability. To help organisations embed FORS into their supply chain we are running a series of regional briefing sessions. Specifying FORS ensures that a supply chain is clean, […]
    Alice Busnati
  • MPs call for ban on hands-free mobile phones August 22, 2019
    Members of Parliament are calling for a complete ban on the use of hands-free mobile phones while driving. Earlier this month, the Transport Committee released its Road safety: driving while using a mobile phone report which details the potentially catastrophic dangers of using hands-free devices while at the wheel. Use of hands free devices while […]
    Nicole Housh
  • Concerned about the driver licence status of your staff? August 22, 2019
    FORS is working in partnership with Licence Bureau, the country’s leading provider of secure driver licence checks, to provide a FORS Driver Licence Checking Service. Whether you are going for FORS Bronze, or maintaining your existing accreditation, the FORS Driver Licence Checking Service is designed to help you meet requirement ‘D1 Licensing’ of the FORS […]
    Nicole Housh

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RSS UK Haulier Feed

  • Top five RIGID products in the K&S McKenzie newsletter August 23, 2019
    Last month we shared the news of our partnership with motor factor, K&S McKenzie. This month, we share the announcement of K&S McKenzie’s quarterly newsletter. Every three months, K&S McKenzie publish their quarterly newsletter, which has grown a loyal readership and has become highly regarded among clients and contacts alike. ... Read more »
  • Three new Volvo FMX tippers raise the stakes at Kelston Sparkes Group August 23, 2019
    The Kelston Sparkes Group of Bristol has re-commenced tipper transport after a gap of 14 years, with three Volvo FMX 8×4 rigids supplied by Truck and Bus Wales and West Ltd. of Avonmouth. As Kelston Stark, On-Site Manager at Kelston Sparkes Group reports. “Our customers are now looking for a... Read more »
  • Pullman Fleet Services strengthens future as long-standing Carrier Transicold service partner August 23, 2019
    Pullman Fleet Services, a long-standing Carrier Transicold network service partner, has replaced its 35-strong van fleet and added 10 new technicians, to help continue to operate to the highest standards of aftersales supporting Carrier Transicold customers. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative heating,... Read more »

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