Our DVSA Earned Recognition Consultancy Services

If you’re looking for a competitive edge over other hauliers, or would simply like to reduce the inconvenience and disruption caused by DVSA inspections and roadside checks, the DVSA Earned Recognition Scheme is ideal for your business. 

At Total Compliance, we’ll help you reach this gold standard through the preparation of internal policies, procedures and systems, the provision of an audit report that you can submit to DVSA for approval, and ongoing compliance advice and services whenever required.

What is DVSA Earned Recognition?

DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) Earned Recognition is a voluntary scheme designed to enable vehicle operators of all sizes to prove that their organisation meets driver and vehicle standards. DVSA earned recognition operators regularly share performance information with the DVSA in the form of a monthly report.

What are the Benefits of DVSA Earned Recognition for Operators?

By joining the scheme and gaining earned recognition status, the DVSA know that an operator is safe and compliant. In turn, this means that their vehicles are less likely to be stopped for inspections and checks.

It is also a way for an operator to show that they are an exemplary operator, when bidding for contracts. This is shown by being able to display the DVSA Earned Recognition Marque on your website and other publicity materials.


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Why was DVSA Earned Recognition Introduced?

Roadside checks cost operators both time and money, and the DVSA want to avoid targeting safe and responsible operators unnecessarily. For this reason, the earned recognition scheme was created by DVSA.

This means that the DVSA are better able to target inspections and disruptive roadside checks. In turn this helps them to stop dangerous operators and drivers putting others at risk.

How does DVSA Earned Recognition Work?

As an earned recognition operator, you need to have IT systems in place to monitor vehicle maintenance and drivers' hours and to check that you are meeting a set of DVSA earned recognition KPIs (key performance indicators). These KPIs are in line with Operator Licence requirements. This means that the earned recognition standard is not difficult to achieve if you are compliant.

For more information you can download the DVSA earned recognition scheme guide.

How can we help?

Total Compliance can help your operation achieve the DVSA Earned Recognition standard through providing the following:

  • Preparation of policies, procedures and systems
  • Demonstrating an approved DVSA IT supplier system
  • Providing you with an audit report that is submitted to DVSA for approval
  • Providing ongoing compliance advice and services if and when required