FRAIKIN has been impressed with the benefits the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s (DVSA) earned recognition scheme has offered its customers as it approaches its first anniversary.

As a founder member, and claiming to be the only full service contract hire, rental and fleet management company involved in the scheme, Fraikin has been able to offer a fully consultative and advisory service to help customer fleets secure and maintain earned recognition status. This has opened a wealth of benefits, including increased vehicle uptime and a reduction in DVSA roadside stoppages.

David Archer, Head of Risk and Data at Fraikin, says: ‘From the outset the DVSA’s goal was to increase transparency, all while driving the industry into the digital age.

‘We’re being clear with operators that earned recognition is a first step towards digitising the industry, and it’s a future they can be part of right now. We’ve been showcasing the benefits to our customers for the past 12 months and are encouraging as many as we can to get involved.’

Earned recognition provides operators with a digital record of both driver and vehicle compliance, which is instantly accessible to the DVSA. Vehicles on earned recognition don’t require to be stopped for roadside checks. In fact, only 3.85% of Fraikin vehicles on earned recognition were stopped in 2018, versus the national roadside stoppage rate of 60.4%!