Chevin to support Earned Recognition’ pilot

FleetWave will be enhanced to support DVSA pilot, designed to reduce roadside vehicle checks


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FleetWave product will be enhanced to support the Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) new ‘Earned Recognition’ pilot, a process designed to reduce roadside vehicle checks.

DVSA operatives currently invest a great deal of time in roadside vehicle checks – reviewing a number of elements including safety, inspection records, MoT certification and service history – as well as driver compliance, tachograph and defect reporting. Despite being a highly important process, long and drawn out stops can have a negative impact on operational efficiency for many fleets.

The development of the ‘Earned Recognition’ pilot means that businesses using FleetWave can automate their audit data directly to the DVSA,  so they can prove they are compliant and legal. This will also allow the DVSA to concentrate on stopping vehicles and businesses with less complete reporting structures and processes, meanwhile compliant fleet operations will suffer from less downtime and any associated costs.

Our software will automatically export compliance rate percentages in a colour-coded traffic light system to DVSA inspectors, further streamlining the process for auditing fleets with strong safety records.

Ashley Sowerby, Chevin Managing Director, said:

“The Earned Recognition pilot 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 forms 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 pilot. 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 has a very large number of clients and hundreds of thousands of commercial vehicles, all of which would qualify for ‘Earned Recognition’  thanks to highly detailed reporting.