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Aquarius IT to sponsor FORS Members’ Conference

Tachograph analysis software specialists Aquarius IT has been revealed as headline sponsor of the FORS Members’ Conference 2019. Aquarius developed its ClockWatcher software solution to help the road transport industry analyse and manage driver and vehicle data.

The company was one of the first to offer both digital and analogue tachograph analysis software as one package, helping road transport customers get a full picture of vehicle data, through comprehensive analysis.

Its new generation ClockWatcher Elite software allows operators to work smartly and efficiently across all areas of compliance and allows drivers and vehicles to be managed from one dashboard. Its eSign signature capture tool aids efficiency and compliance by enabling the digital capture of driver signatures on infringement reports via touch screen tablets and PCs.

Director at Aquarius IT, Mark Johnston said: “The team are pleased to launch our new document management system at this conference, which has been developed on the back of conversations with FORS operators, trainers and auditors. Allowing a quick and efficient way of broadcasting policy updates, videos, training materials to drivers and employees.

“We are pleased that over the last couple of years our relationship with numerous FORS members has developed to the point where we can build solutions around them to the benefit of the scheme.”

The company has been a FORS Associate since 2017 and offer a 20 per cent discount to FORS members taking on its new document and policy management solution.

Aquarius IT will adopt a prominent position throughout the one-day conference and will be situated by the entrance to the conference hall.

The FORS Members’ Conference – free to attend for FORS members – will take place on Tuesday, October 15, with FORS again choosing the National Conference Centre in Solihull, juts outside Birmingham, as its venue. This year’s conference theme is ‘Safer, Smarter, Greener’ reflecting the ongoing commitment from FORS to help its members not only manage their work related road risk but also reduce emissions to lessen the environmental impact of road transport and offer a route to reducing costs.

A series of panel discussions and presentations from major industry stakeholders will further explore these themes, including Highways England, Kier, Michelin and Rexel, with the event hosted by Jo Godsmark, director of BigChange and an active member of CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport) Outsourcing and Procurement Forum, as well as chair and a trustee of the international Transaid charity.

Alongside the conference is an exhibition featuring 36 FORS associates and four FORS affinity partners, each showcasing products or services designed to help members meet the requirements of the FORS Standard and assist in driving-up industry best practice. As last year, delegates will be able to claim 3.5 Driver CPD hours for attending.

FORS Director John Hix said: “We are delighted to have Aquarius IT involved in the Conference, which is a pivotal event in our calendar, and FORS members will no doubt be interested to meet the team at conference.”