The Earned Recognition Event

The Earned Recognition Event

The Earned Recognition seminar held at Squad Hall in Leamington Spa welcomed leading industry experts Beverley Bell, CBE, former Senior Traffic Commissioner and Philip Lapczuk, Product Specialist at Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

Beverley Bell spoke about her thoughts on why earned recognition is important for transport, and presented a compelling case for a ‘joined-up’ approach to best practice industry standards, while Philip Lapczuk presented an overview of the Earned Recognition concept, along with entry requirements and the department’s plans for the pilot.All attendees had the opportunity to ask them questions related to the event and their thoughts on different issues.

The events was hosted by Labyrinth Logistics Consulting Ltd, the creators of SilkThread®, the award-winning operator licence management system provider and TruTac, the UK’s leading tachograph analysis company. There were more than 50 representatives from the country’s leading vehicle operators attending; all learning about pilot policies and processes relevant to the scheme and how Earned Recognition works.

The voluntary scheme is being promoted by the DVSA to vehicle operators as a new way to prove they meet driver and vehicle standards by regularly sharing information with DVSA. What they get in return is that their vehicles are less likely to be stopped for roadside inspections.

Event host Ruth Waring, Managing Director of Labyrinth Logistics Consulting, presented the high-level auditing processes for Earned Recognition pilot participants and outlined the numerous benefits available from the scheme.

“The event was a great success,” said Ruth. “It provided food for thought for all those who attended, not least by sparking conversations about compliance and industry best practice.”

The co-host was TruTac’s Jemma James, Director of Commercial Operations and Marketing, presented the driver’s hours and daily walkaround compliance requirements for the scheme. “The lively question and answer sessions, mixed with feedback from those already on the pilot, provided a valuable insight regarding the scheme and helped to explain the direction in which the pilot should progress.”

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