Earned Recognition for new operators

Jun 29 | 2023

The DVSA in the UK has announced a new programme to help new vehicle operators qualify for the Earned Recognition Scheme.

The scheme was established in 2018 for established operators that can demonstrate a strong track record of compliance and meet the necessary driver and vehicle standards. Having a proven culture of compliance means operators benefit from fewer stops at the roadside.

New licence holders can sometimes find the journey towards compliance a challenge, due to the rules and regulations they need to understand and meet.

The new initiative will help new operators work towards that same level of compliance in their business. At the end of the programme, they can apply to join the DVSA Earned Recognition Scheme.

New operators that have been issued with a licence in the last six months can join. Being on the programme will help them to build best practice and good compliance in their business so they can confidently apply for DVSA Earned Recognition status in the future.

How the trial programme will work

New operators will work towards Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that are similar to those in the DVSA Earned Recognition Scheme.

The programme will last for two years, with support and guidance provided by DVSA.

New operators that successfully complete the road to DVSA Earned Recognition programme and pass an audit will achieve DVSA Earned Recognition status.

Find out more about the new road to DVSA Earned Recognition trial and how you can join here.