DVSA's Earned Recognition Pilot starts with 30 organisations

Posted by AndrewT on 5th Feb 2018

John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and a district council are among the 30 organisations that have signed up to the DVSA's Earned Recognition Pilot. Participating organisations will start to benefit from this new initiative to recognise safe and responsible vehicle operators so that the authorities can focus their efforts on non-compliant operators. Organisations taking part will share compliance performace indicators with the DVSA and this includes breaches of drivers’ hours rules. In return, their vehicles are less likely to be stopped for roadside inspections. Descartes has been working with DVSA and provides  the KPI reports required for drivers' hours from Smartanalysis to achieve the Earned Recognition status. From 31 January 2018, operators taking part in a pilot of the scheme will no longer have their vehicles routinely stopped at the roadside by the authorities unless the vehicle is clearly in a dangerous state.  Vehicle operators can apply to join the DVSA Earned Recognition Pilot until 28 February 2018. Those applying to join the pilot will get extra help through the application process.