Swift Scaffolding has become the first Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Gold-rated organisation to sign up for the new FORS Fleet Management System (FMS).
The software, developed by FleetCheck, was launched last September for FORS members seeking to attain and maintain FORS Bronze, Silver and Gold accreditations, as set out in the FORS Standard.
Swift’s Gold accreditation signifies that it has undertaken best practice measures, including promoting the FORS Standard through its supply chain and demonstrating meaningful improvements against baseline data gathered in FORS Silver.
The FORS FMS software replaces the system of whiteboards and paper previously used by Swift to manage its fleet of six HGVs, 14 vans, 13 company cars and nine trailers.
The company’s logistics manager, Mervyn Rolf, said: “Being FORS Gold accredited, we need to be on the ball with every aspect of fleet management from eyesight and health checks on our drivers to safety compliance on our vehicles and trailers. Therefore, it was important to find a robust system like FORS FMS.
“Before, we managed everything on paper or whiteboards – this made it really difficult to keep on top of servicing without spending time sorting through paperwork to pinpoint key dates, for example.”
Other important benefits from FORS FMS include integrating the data from Swift’s fuel card provider to provide instant access to accurate CO2 reporting tools and intuitive technology to help monitor driver behaviour and identify fuel-heavy driving habits.
The software has also enabled Mr Rolf to gain immediate control of vehicle and driver related activity, with all tasks forward-planned, properly managed and recorded in a centralised system for future reference.
He concluded: “Having our data centralised has meant I can be 100 per cent sure that all our vehicles are being constantly monitored and that no faults or defects are missed.”
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