Chevin to support DVSA in new ‘earned recognition’ scheme
Chevin Fleet Software will provide support to the Driving
& Vehicle Standards Agency’s (DVSA) new ‘Earned Recognition’ pilot scheme.
Chevin’s reporting system, FleetWave, can already be used
to manage a number of functionalities including vehicle servicing, MoT
renewals, driver and maintenance compliance and the management of online data,
however, the software will be extended to automate reporting processes for the
new DVSA scheme.
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. While a highly important
process, for many fleets it can mean significant downtime which affects
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 FleetWave - that any fleet in question is
compliant and legal.
Its introduction will allow the DVSA to concentrate on
stopping vehicles and businesses with less complete reporting structures and
Chevin has a very large number of clients and hundreds of
thousands of commercial vehicles with highly detailed reporting which would
qualify for ‘Earned Recognition’, and were invited to meet with the DVSA to discuss
the pilot’s requirements. Due to the way FleetWave is set up, it is able to
progress with the scheme and developments are now underway.
FleetWave 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 and a
culture of best practice which have volunteered for the pilot scheme.
Ashley Sowerby, Chevin managing director, 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.”