FORS Fleet
Management Essentials

What are Fleet Management Essentials (FME)?

FORS Fleet Management Essentials Training course is exactly what its name suggests; a training session for CPC holders, designed to keep their industry knowledge and working methods up to date. The the FORS FME training course falls under the banner of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). When it comes to hiring, major haulage concerns are increasingly seeing CPD as an essential component of a prospective TM’s profile.

Do I need it?

If you are applying to be accredited as a FORS Bronze member, or are renewing your Bronze membership, the individual(s) responsible for managing the day-to-day compliance undertakings of your fleet, will have to attend a Fleet Management Essentials course, delivered by a FORS-approved training provider.

What does it cover?

  • Operator licensing;
  • Driver licensing;
  • Incident reporting;
  • Drivers’ hours & record keeping;
  • Maintenance systems;
  • Managing the ‘O’ licence; and
  • Road safety.

What do I get out of it?

At the end of the course you will be given a FORS-approved certificate of attendance; this you can submit to FORS as part of your evidence of having undertaken the requisite training.

You want a FORS Fleet Management Essentials....

…Chartwise can help you.

Let’s get right to it: what can you expect from Chartwise?


We deliver the FORS FME at our accredited teaching facilities in Team Valley, Gateshead. However, because we receive enquiries from all over the country, and because many requests for this training are urgent, we can often arrange to deliver the training at clients’ premises.

What’s involved?

This training session, delivered over the course of approximately seven hours, meets the M3 criteria of FORS Bronze membership. Bronze is the introductory level of FORS accreditation, and over time a fleet can ascend to Silver and to Gold level membership.

Why should I get FORS FME with Chartwise?

Our trainers are CPC holders with decades of logistics experience between them. They use their own expertise, acquired first-hand through a lifetime in the transport industry, to ensure you know inside and out your responsibilities.

How often should I do the FORS FME?

Because of the ever-moving nature of the road freight sector, it’s vital that a TM is running their office on up-to-date procedures. It’s recommended, therefore, that you complete FORS FME training around every two years.

So, what’s next?

Well, if you’re happy with this, you can go ahead and review our available training dates:

Excellent! You’re ready for your FORS FME.

Booking a FORS Fleet Management Essentials is easy.

Have a look at our available dates below. If there is no date suitable, feel free to contact us to suggest an alternate date. Please remember to include as much information as possible – especially location. Once you’ve done this, a member of our team will be in touch to discuss the feasibility of the suggestion.

Prices & Availability

Chartwise deliver the FORS FME training course for £150 plus VAT per person. Dates are usually set in accordance with demand. Private courses can be arranged and will be subject to a day rate plus expenses.

Upcoming Dates*

  • FORS Fleet Management Essentials – 1 Day: Tuesday 9th May 2023 (CLASSROOM)
  • FORS Fleet Management Essentials – 1 Day: Tuesday 12th June 2023 (CLASSROOM)
  • FORS Fleet Management Essentials – 1 Day: Tuesday 27th June 2023 (CLASSROOM)
  • FORS Fleet Management Essentials – 1 Day: Tuesday 17th July 2023 (CLASSROOM)

Call (0191) 491 5032 to find out more

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