R&P Distribution Ltd provides transport, storage and distribution services throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. We are based in Thetford, Norfolk and have over 30 years' experience. We are perfectly placed to provide same-day or next-day deliveries, parcel deliveries and specialised loads throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. Samuel Giles (General Manager) explains how R&P Distribution Ltd has decreased transport related fines and charges through FORS and continue to monitor fuel consumption.
We were first introduced to the FORS initiative at the beginning of 2013, by a local manufacturer who required daily deliveries to London. We looked at the FORS standard and could see how our company would benefit from the standards to enhance our current policies and procedures. The company has always promoted best practice and the FORS standard gave us a framework to maintain it. An additional benefit from the accreditation has been the winning of prestigious and lucrative contracts.
R&P Distribution Ltd passed the Bronze audit in June 2013. This confirmed it was possible to build a healthier business from the inside out, following the FORS standard. The progression to Gold focused our attention on many items to assist the safe and efficient running of our fleet.
FORS introduced a new way of looking at the business with the initial Bronze focus being on compliance and best practice. We really made the most of the benefits on offer, developing our policies and procedures using the management tool kits. The progression to Gold focused our attention on many items to assist the safe and efficient running of our fleet. The changes within the company such as documenting communications and developments between management and drivers helped us to maintain a clear vision, with solid evidence to always refer to.
"The company has made significant changes to its operation with a focus on safety and the environment. This has been achieved using the FORS management tools and training aids." Mark Giles, Managing Director.
We have used the resources provided by FORS to develop our staff. This has provided additional efficiencies with the team being involved in the health of the business. The tool box talks available have provided excellent guidance to the drivers with a greater understanding of their roles and responsibilities.
"With the continued investment in driver training and better fuel monitoring, we have control of this important environmental and business element. This keeps us heading towards peak performance." Mark Giles, Managing Director.
Once we had achieved Bronze status, we immediately set our sights on Gold. This was to ensure we carried on maintaining the FORS standard, and we were eager to carry on the good work that Bronze had set up. We achieved Gold, successfully passing the audit, and fine tuning the policies that were included in it.
We purposely waited before going for Gold, so that we could fully dedicate our time and efforts to the Silver standard. Having done that, we are now proud to announce we have been awarded our Gold FORS Accreditation.
The company have continued to monitor fuel to improve fuel efficiency.
|Distance travelled (KM)||Fuel Used (Litres)||Number of PCNs (Loading/Unloading)|
|October 2012 - October 2013||1,651,048||267,738||51|
|October 2016 - October 2017||2,268,323||392,191||47|
|Percentage Improvement||37.39% Increase||46.48% Increase||7.84% Decrease|
To continually improve for the future, we will keep investing time and resources into our driver training and recruitment processes. This is to ensure we are maintaining best practice from all aspects of the company. We will also continue our high standard of being compliant beyond the standard necessary to run a successful transport company.
Now we have become FORS Gold compliant we will show that R&P Distribution Ltd has achieved the best possible practice with a nationwide recognised programme. This will set us apart from other companies, and ensure the longevity of the business, due to the many policies and procedures in place which undoubtedly improve the running of the business. Personally, to know that we are operating as environmentally and economically friendly as is possible within the industry ,is great news to me. It is also be a personal achievement to obtain Gold with the company.
Welcome to R&P Distribution Ltd. An established and energetic company with over 30 years experience in transport, distribution and storage, express courier services and general logistics.
R&P Distribution is based in Thetford, Norfolk,
strategically positioned to serve customers throughout East Anglia, in particular
Norfolk (e.g. Thetford, Norwich, Kings Lynn, Diss)
Cambridgeshire (e.g. Cambridge, Ely, Chatteris) and
Suffolk (e.g. Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket, Risby, Newmarket, Mildenhall, Soham).
We provide transport and distribution throughout the UK and Europe.