Useful Information


Operator Licence Application Service

Applying for your operator licence can be a time consuming and stressful procedure. We are here to support you get your licence as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our efficient service ensures that you are not wasting resources and applying for the correct licence to meet your requirements; our experience will make certain that you start operating with minimum delay.

Operator Licence Support Service

Administering and maintaining your operator licence can be a problematic undertaking and failure to do so has inflicted operational and reputational damage to many small and large businesses. Our support service can give you absolute peace of mind that your transport operation is fully compliant and bring transparency in one of the UK's most deeply regulated industry sectors.

External Transport Manager Service

Applications for a Standard National licence require a transport manager which can be a costly investment. You can avoid these high recruitment costs by requesting our external transport manager service where we will act on your business' behalf and provide you with a professionally experienced transport manager. Your dedicated transport manager will be available to ensure the safe and legal operation of your licence.

Maintenance & Safety Checking Service

We can provide one of our dedicated auditors perform regular or ad-hoc audits of your systems to ensure their quality and efficiency. This cost-effective service provides reassurance, secure in the knowledge that your operation is compliant with all regulatory requirements

Fleet Accreditation Scheme (FAS)

This award recognises the achievement and maintenance of the highest

standards of professionalism, reliability and industry best practice. In today’s competitive market it is important for operators to gain professional accreditation to set them apart from the competition as industry leaders. IFTS in conjunction with IoTA is uniquely placed to provide this scheme as an organisation that provides individuals with a professional route to broadening and improving their knowledge, skills and experience in the practice of efficient transport management. Demonstration of Professionalism and

Compliance with Regulations

The award is designed to help ensure companies demonstrate their professionalism in maintaining Transport Administration and Management Systems in compliance with current regulations and best practice. Ensuring operators meet the requirements of the Traffic Commissioners (TCs) and Vehicle Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and safeguard their operator’s licence.


Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme

FORS is a method of recognising fleet operations which comply with the requirements of the FORS standard. The FORS standard is based upon lawfulness, safety, efficiency, and environmental protection. Fleet operator's operations are audited against the requirements of the FORS Standard by an approved FORS certification body (IoTA).

FORS is a voluntary certification scheme aimed at ensuring that fleet operators work lawfully and to best practice as stated in the FORS standard. Specifiers (that is, those who either purchase or set the specification for fleet services) may ask their suppliers are FORS recognised. The standards cover:

• Management

• Vehicles

• Drivers

• Operations

To become FORS bronze accredited you must prove that you meet the criteria set out in the FORS standards and this is checked during a formal company audit carried out on your premises by an independent FORS auditor (IFTS).


Tachograph Data Management & Analysis Service

As a transport operator, you are required to have an adequate record management system in operation. Analogue charts, driver cards and vehicle unit downloads provide plenty of data which can be difficult to understand and exploit. We do the hard work for you – as one of Scotland's leading bureau of the market leading VDO analysis software, you will have use of a range of fast and easy to use customised reports which centre on exactly what you require.