Bronze Celebrations at Speed Welshpool

Speed Welshpool

Palletways Member, Speed Welshpool, has demonstrated its commitment to excellence and safety in the logistics industry having received a Bronze accreditation from The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).

Industry-leading FORS aims to raise standards within the fleet and logistics sector and it was developed to promote best practices and improve safety, efficiency, and environmental impact.

Companies can achieve accreditation based on their compliance with a rigorous set of standards with the Bronze FORS accreditation focusing on essential aspects of fleet management, including vehicle maintenance, driver training, and overall safety measures.

To receive Bronze accreditation, Speed Welshpool was required to evidence compliance with a number of criteria, including:

  • Vehicle maintenance - regular inspections and maintenance to ensure optimal performance, minimise breakdowns and reduce emissions;
  • Driver training: Investment in its drivers via training programs that cover safe driving practices, fuel-efficient driving techniques and customer service excellence;
  • Safety measures: Implementation of robust safety protocols, including accident reporting, to mitigate risks and prioritise the well-being of their drivers and other road users;
  • Environmental initiatives: Actively explore and adopt eco-friendly practices to reduce their carbon footprint and contribute positively to the environment.

The accreditation comes just months after the company invested more than £½ million to expand its fleet to help reduce its impact on the environment and less than two years after it ploughed £1.1 million into new equipment and also shortlisted in the Best Use of Technology category in Motor Transport’s Awards.

George Edwards, managing director at Speed Welshpool, said: “Receiving the Bronze FORS accreditation is no small feat. It requires a steadfast commitment to adhere to the highest industry standards is testament to our ongoing safety, efficiency, and environmental responsibilities. Plus, it’s an accreditation that few, if any, pallet network operators in the mid-Wales area can claim to have.

“The accreditation will serve to elevate our standing in the logistics industry, assuring our existing and potential customers that we operate at the highest level of compliance and professionalism.”

Warwick Trimble, network director for Palletways UK, added: “This is a well-deserved recognition of Speed Welshpool’s unwavering commitment to excellence, safety, and environmental consciousness. I have no doubt the team will continue to deliver exceptional pallet distribution services and I’m sure we can expect even greater achievements and advancements in their pursuit of logistics excellence in the months and years ahead.”


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