Caroline Hicks, Head of the National Enforcement Group at DVSA, will provide an update on the Earned Recognition scheme when she speaks at the Microlise Transport Conference this May.
Earned Recognition was first introduced in 2018 as a way to prove fleet operators meet driver and vehicle standards with performance information shared with the DVSA on a regular basis. In her presentation, Caroline Hicks will discuss how the DVSA is using the scheme as an enabler to effectively target non-compliant operators and will also outline future plans for the initiative.
“Earned Recognition has been adopted by many across the industry since it was introduced, and is proving to be very effective both in terms of reducing stops for approved operators and supporting our efforts to target the seriously and serially non-compliant,” commented Hicks. “The Microlise Transport Conference offers a perfect opportunity to update the industry at large on the scheme, providing details of how it will continue to grow and develop.
“Ensuring all operators are compliant with standards is a core focus for DVSA, as those that are non-compliant pose a serious risk to their staff, road users and the public.”
“We’re delighted Caroline and DVSA will be joining us as part of our 2020 agenda,” commented Nadeem Raza, Chief Executive Officer of Microlise. “Earned Recognition is an essential tool in ensuring operators of HGV fleets are compliant to UK standards, and we look forward to hearing how the scheme is progressing and will develop in the future. It will certainly be of great interest to delegates, who stand to benefit by ensuring non-compliant operators are targeted and dealt with in the appropriate way.”
For further information, check out our full 2020 agenda here.