Fleet data management success for FORS members

Some 1,000 fleets across the UK are taking advantage of operational savings and lowered emissions, gained through use of FORS fleet management packages.

FORS Fleet Tools and FORS Fleet Management System (FORS FMS) are both available exclusively to FORS members in collaboration with FleetCheck.

Both systems provide FORS members with tools they can use to demonstrate how they are meeting the specific environmental, safety and efficiency requirements set out in the FORS Standard – with each offering differing levels of data and analysis, depending on user need.

And their popularity is growing. FORS FMS, a subscription-based service which draws on live data sources to consolidate fleet management data such as fuel cards, telematics and driver records, launched in 2018, and currently registers analysis on 9,193 FORS member vehicles and 9,274 drivers.

In addition, the free to use FORS Fleet Tools portal provides members with a range of data management tools and has also enjoyed high engagement. Since its launch in 2019, some 988 users have accessed the system to identify areas for improvement across their fleet – equating to 8,054 vehicles and 4,589 drivers.

Both systems are created in collaboration with FORS Affinity Partner FleetCheck and are designed to help operators collate the specific fleet management data needed to fulfil the requirements at each level of the FORS progressive accreditation.

FORS FMS offers a huge array of data management benefits and functionality to fleet managers.  Its comprehensive data platform provides online document storage, with an information portal and an advanced reporting suite. Its intuitive traffic-light system alerts users to primary calendar events such as MOTs, service intervals, driver training and licence checking, and ‘O’ Licence criteria is also managed.

FORS FMS also includes an app for mobile devices; an electronic version of the manual vehicle inspection process, making it easy for drivers to carry out routine vehicle inspections, including photo-capability to report defects and to expedite maintenance requirements – all imported to a FORS FMS account to provide complete transparency.

FORS Fleet Tools includes a fuel tracker to record and monitor fuel usage, miles per gallon, CO2 levels and efficiency improvements, a penalty charge notice tracker to monitor and manage potential incidents and help members reduce the number of penalties received, and an incident tracker to record, track and monitor incidents involving drivers or vehicles, including service and roadworthiness and road traffic collisions.