easy to be caught up in our day-to-day work. We all swim around in
our goldfish bowls just getting on with what we need to do. And
while that’s all very well, it’s often a good idea to take some
time out to look at the bigger picture. That’s why events like the
FORS conference 2019 is a great way to get up to speed with the
topics affecting the logistics sector and get some valuable insight
on the central issues that FORS members are facing.
FORS conference 2019 is the fourth such gathering and has become the
must-attend event for the road
transport industry. The conference offers FORS members the chance to
engage in interactive debates and hear from experts and industry
The National Conference Centre in Solihull hosted The FORS conference 2019 in late October. The organisers were keen to promote full engagement, including the use of interactive technology such as electronic polling and lively Q&A sessions. This meant that attendees were able to make their views known and make a real contribution to the proceedings.
fair to say the content covered by the FORS conference 2019 was
wide-ranging and relevant. The agenda included many of the subjects
that we’ve discussed in our blogs in previous months, including
environmental protection, the use of technology and legislative
debates focused on the themes of Safer,
Smarter, Greener. These
ideas underpin a FORS membership that aims to reduce the
environmental impacts and associated costs that come with working in
the logistics industry.
director Jo Godsmark oversaw proceedings keeping the FORS
conference 2019 on
track introducing keynote
speakers that included Professor Geoff Clarke from AECOM who hosted a
panel discussion on alternative fuels. During this discussion, an
audience poll showed that 19% of firms in attendance had adopted
electric vehicles in their fleet.
of Customer and Communications at Kier Highways Natalie
the critical matter of driver mental health. She commented: “When
it comes to mental wellbeing, we shouldn’t be competitive; we
should be sticking together – just as we do with safety. We should
all be tackling these difficult issues in the same way.”
significant area of debate at the FORS conference 2019 was that of
safety and how the logistics sector can promote safer working for
both members and society. This vital issue is central to the FORS
mission. As John Hix, FORS director said:
“Safety is always at the heart of FORS, and we know our members are fully committed to achieving and maintaining safety standards far beyond the legal minimum requirements. We hope the event has emphasised to our members the importance of greater efficiency to help reduce emissions and deliver climate protection.”
FORS conference 2019 was a big success. Attendees found the content
engaging and the ability to network with industry colleagues
invaluable. Karla Harding, from Simply Waste Solutions, commented:
am deeply impressed by the focus on efficiency and innovation. It
feels like the industry is really trying to improve itself and that
FORS is playing a key role in this. We will definitely be coming
equally impressive is that the themes discussed align precisely with
the work the Truckcraft team are doing. Indeed, our new generation of delivery vehicles hits all the right notes. It’s a safe, green
and smartly designed vehicle that uses advanced technology that
promotes driver welfare. And that’s exactly what the FORS
conference 2019 was all about.
great to know we’re a company creating premium products that are at
the cutting edge of our industry!
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Published: Nov 19