The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency’s (DVSA) Earned Recognition pilot scheme is being supported by Chevin’s FleetWave software.
Currently, when DVSA operatives stop a vehicle for checks they look at the vehicle’s safety, inspection, MOT and servicing records, as well as driver compliance, tachograph and defect reporting.
The development of the earned recognition pilot scheme means that businesses will suffer from less downtime and any associated costs, as the DVSA will be satisfied on receipt of automated records – all of which will be audited and sent from Chevin's FleetWave fleet management software package – that any fleet in question is compliant and legal.
This will allow the DVSA to concentrate on stopping vehicles and businesses with less complete reporting structures and processes.
Chevin’s managing director Ashley Sowerby said: “The Earned Recognition scheme has the potential to be game-changing, because it will allow the DVSA to concentrate its resources on the areas of concern within the commercial vehicle sector, while still being satisfied that excellently-run fleets continue to operate to a high standard, and then letting them get on with their business.
“But for that to happen, the DVSA need well-presented, very accurate, complete records and verifiable data, and through our award-winning FleetWave solution and the mobile app which allows fleets to complete vehicle inspections which are downloaded straight into the system, we are delighted to work with them to provide that.
“As a result, we have been speaking to a number of our clients – some of them very large, very well-known brands – about joining the scheme. This is a partnership between all stakeholders that will be for the good of the industry as a whole in recognising best practice, streamlining inspection, saving money for businesses and significantly improving fleet vehicle off-road time.”
Chevin’s reporting system FleetWave can be used to manage a number of functionalities, however, the software will be extended to automate the reporting processes for the DVSA Scheme.