“We discovered FORS through our work with Tarmac and were informed of the benefits FORS made to other subcontractors, who had seen a noticeable decrease in fuel usage,” says James O’Mahoney, director of Hillingdon-based Heathrow Haulage.
After seeing fuel and business improvements from both its Bronze and Silver accreditations, the operator decided to go for Gold.
“The results are clear: our vehicle is now using less fuel, which is very helpful to our bottom line,” says O’Mahoney (pictured), adding that the company has also maintained a zero-accident record.
The haulier has one vehicle and two drivers, and O’Mahoney says the online toolkits offered by FORS have been invaluable.
“The drivers have become a lot more knowledgeable and confident since using FORS. Having the eLearning resources, such as the Cycle Safety module, available to our drivers from home has encouraged them to regularly complete the modules, which helps keep their road safety knowledge up to date and ensures our drivers are fully aware of vulnerable road users.”
Other improvements achieved by Heathrow Haulage include lowered noise pollution, following advice in the FORS anti-idling toolkit and Quiet Equipment guide, regular employee health questionnaires and eye tests, and a new recruit ‘buddy’ scheme to support new drivers.