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ELB Partners' fleet of HGVs has achieved FORS Gold accreditation

ELB Partners is starting 2023 in pole position after achieving the industry’s coveted Gold standard Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) award for the ninth year in a row.

We have renewed our commitment to vehicle safety and environmental best practice by retaining the sector’s top accolade, after undergoing a comprehensive audit of our 60-strong fleet of trucks and trailers.

We are the only London-based business to hold the award for nine years consecutively and we are committed to reducing emissions, having invested in EURO6 engines which are all Low Emission Zone (LEZ) and Direct Vision Standard (DVS) compliant.

ELB Partners has also retained our Bronze and Silver accreditations, plus we’ve invested heavily in camera technology to improve driver vision and protect vulnerable road users.

Peter Eason, managing director, said: “This achievement is testament to the hard work of the whole team and particularly the efforts of commercial director, Dan Philpot, who has ensured our operation meets FORS’s strict standards.

“As a London-based haulier, we deal with complex and challenging urban environments on a daily basis and, as a result, public safety is paramount to our operation.

“Retaining the gold standard for so long demonstrates our commitment to health, safety and the environment and we have made major investments in our fleet to ensure we are increasing visibility and reducing our emissions. 

“Increasingly, businesses are looking to the FORS-recognised standard when selecting a logistics partner so this accreditation will also help to future-proof our business.

“We are delighted with this achievement and proud to be setting the standard for the logistics industry.”

FORS, which offers gold, silver and bronze awards, is a method of recognising fleet operations that comply with the requirements of the FORS Standard which is based upon lawfulness, safety, efficiency, and environmental protection. Fleet operations are audited against the requirements of an approved FORS certification body.

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17th January 2023