Gareth Llewellyn, DVSA Chief Executive, officially launched the DVSA earned recognition scheme at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC, Birmingham on 24 April.
The launch follows a successful year-long pilot involving more than 60 commercial vehicle operators from various sectors of the industry.
DVSA earned recognition is a new way for organisations with lorries, buses and coaches, to prove they meet driver and vehicle standards by regularly sharing performance information with DVSA, such as their MOT initial pass rates and if their drivers have broken drivers’ hours rules.
In return, their vehicles are less likely to be stopped for roadside inspections, saving them time and money. DVSA will however stop their vehicles if they’re in an obviously dangerous condition.
The scheme will allow DVSA to target more of its enforcement activities at the high-risk traffic who put other road users in danger.
Watch this video to see how the scheme works.