It is a major growth milestone for FORS and indicates the scale of transport industry support nationwide for raising professional standards – including outside London and the South East.
"We are looking to become bigger and better at what we do and how we do it, and our FORS accreditation will help us achieve that," states Martin Eden, of TPA Portable Roadways.
"The accreditation will provide us with more direction for procedures in the logistics industry and we look forward to progressing alongside FORS," he adds.
Ian Wainwright, head of freight and fleet programmes at TfL (Transport for London), says that FORS growth since 2008 demonstrates fleet operators in commitment to improving the safety and efficiency of their vehicles.
"The success and growth of FORS now places it as the national accreditation scheme for freight and fleet operators," he asserts.
FORS is graduated into three levels; bronze, silver and gold. More than 2,700 companies are now bronze accredited, over 200 are at silver accredited and 50-plus operators are gold accredited.