Improving the Image of Specialised Transport

TDR Transportation Providers are a professional Heavy Haulage Company based in Dudley, in the heart of the West Midlands. We supply abnormal load solutions for all requirements, both in the UK and Europe.My name is Michael Davies and Iam the Fleet and Compliance Manager with a target to attain favorable outcomes in ensuring our organisation is to be at the spearhead of our Industry.TDR Transportation Services has constantly prided itself on maintaining the highest requirements in keeping an eye on fuel usage by both lorries and drivers. Because signing up with FORS the yearly independent analysis of our policies and treatments have actually encouraged us to broaden this monitoring to include CO2, NOx and particle matter emissions. Not only that, we have discovered that there has been a natural move within the business from keeping track of to actively difficult. Since joining FORS, we have taken the attitude of continuously challenging ourselves into the realm of driver training within roadway safety. Since road safety training has been at the forefront of training for our motorists, accidents and occurrences have lowered and transport related fines have likewise revealed a decline. We continuously train our chauffeurs to recognised FORS standards. The reason for our initial application to accomplish FORS recognition was the knowledge that our company required requirements

and targets to enable us to remain at the forefront of the Market. The benefits of ‘finest practice’ and additional training in line with the FORS Bronze requirement has allowed us to promote our organisation with the extensively recognised FORS model. A number of our clients now define providers must be FORs recognized. Before our initial FORS Bronze audit, we were confident that treatments were currently in place. It ended up being evident that there were improvements which required to be executed to our systems in order to be completely certified. Once we acquired our bronze accreditation, we chose to take this as our base level instead of our last requirement. The entire organisation were motivated to keep pushing ourselves to acquire more FORS standards.Upon achieving Bronze accreditation we were distressed to promote this prestigious and recognised Market requirement. Our fleet was instantly embellished with the FORS Logo design and we made a conscious effort to make sure all our

customers and partners knew this accomplishment. Our Motorist CPC Training integrated the SUD(Safe Urban Driving )module which was welcomed by our drivers as a various method from the usual requirements to acquire the CPC qualification, we endeavour to duplicate this module yearly as it gained much favorable feedback. The E-Learning modules have actually proved an important knowing tool which enables our chauffeurs to connect more together. KPI tracking is now becoming increasingly more of a requirement with our Market and given that becoming Bronze it allows us to focus more proactively on these measures. Routine Licence checks are also performed by our designated company at defined intervals.Our Operations Director, Richard Rollinson,”The prestige and enhancements to our Service considering that ending up being FORS Bronze accredited appear for all our personnel and clients to see, spirits has improved, and we are all keen and all set to keep enhancing our image and standing in our Industry.One of the

essential benefits I have actually obtained from being a FORS member is the improvement in Best Practice requirements and the constant desire to always enable me to do much better and press for more security and quality procedures through extensive training and readily available FORS workshops. TDR Transport have taken advantage of an enhancing

customer base and more queries due to our FORS status. All our chauffeurs now interact and interact more with each other due to being together throughout E-Learning and other activities surrounding our improved training modules “. Our Planning Supervisor, Dan Harris,”The distinction I have actually discovered in our drivers is extraordinary, everybody is positive and it is far simpler to interact positively with them as they understand we are all aiming to enhance the quality of our Industry with FORS”After attaining FORS Bronze, I was influenced to go the ‘additional mile’and progress though to FORS Silver. With all the benefits achieved with Bronze it was a simple decision to move on. I found the application system extremely straight forward and it made me search in more detail at how we carry out and tape all our operations. The awarding of FORS Silver status proves that we are doing our utmost to keep improving

and ending up being more effective both as a Business and for the greater environment.Our performance improvements are shown in the table listed below: Fuel NOx Incidents Jan-Dec 2016 172393 4295 20 Jan-Dec 2017 130174 3242 19 Percentage enhancement 24 24 5 TDR Transport likewise carry out an annual health review as part of our Insurance coverage requirement procedure, chauffeurs have actually acknowledged the TDR handbook which restricts the driving of Business lorries whilst impaired or on any prescription drugs without seeking Management guidance. We complete return to work documents for any staff member who has been far from work due to illness.Driver recruitment has actually proven to be challenging for us at TDR Transport

. Due to the specialised nature of our company, we need to ensure brand-new

employees are completely trained in

our operations. They can be extremely different from General Haulage Operations.

The process we

have adopted

for encouraging new drivers into

the Market is revealed listed below: Utilize,

and train, a Feline B Licence holder

to perform STGO Escort duties with ongoing training Upgrade Escort driver to Feline C Licence Classification, gaining experience in Stiff Cars Upgrade Feline C Licence Category to Cat CE and advancing through productive training to specialised Haulage operations Our ongoing job is to minimize noise effect from our Operation, we are sourcing the proper devices to be placed tactically within our backyard to recognize any possible issue locations.

We lie in a Commercial location on a particular plot far from other businesses without any housing in the vicinity. Loading and dumping is mainly conducted on consumers’ facilities which tend to be new build advancements with no homeowners. All vehicles are maintained by primary dealerships at regular lawfully needed periods. Our fleet are washed on site in a designated environmentally

  • friendly area to preserve the image of our Company.Our Policy for future Fleet replacement includes the Sound effect and improved economy of vehicles. The bulk of our current fleet are already at Euro VI requirement. Due
  • to the nature of the loads we bring, this is only performed after all other possible options are proven to not be viable.For TDR Transportation to achieve

FORS Gold standard would be acknowledgment for all the hard work and effort we have, and continue to aim for, a much better, more efficient, more eco-friendly Operation. With correctly trained and kept track of drivers and staff and a consistent desire to enhance all elements of our Market, the benefits for us all, and our customers, FORS Gold is the only way to go.We are active on Facebook and Twitter:< a href="https://twitter.com/tdrheavyhaulage?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor "> @TDR Heavy Haulage