Erith Haulage Gains DVSA Earned Recognition Scheme Accreditation
Published by Erith on 7 May 2024

Erith Haulage has been formally recognised for its commitment to Road Haulage Safety by being successfully accredited to the DVSA Earned Recognition Scheme.

After the completion of several audits and compliance checks over the past two months our Haulage business has been recognised as operating in the top ten percent of road haulage operators across the country.

What is the DVSA Earned Recognition scheme?
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) earned recognition scheme is a voluntary program designed for vehicle operators to demonstrate their commitment to meeting driver and vehicle standards. Here’s how it works:

Continuous Monitoring: As an operator, you continuously monitor your own compliance using DVSA-validated IT systems for vehicle maintenance and drivers’ hours. These systems track a set of key performance indicators (KPIs) related to safety and compliance.

Reporting: Every 4 weeks, your system informs DVSA if you’ve missed any KPIs by a specified amount. If this occurs, DVSA collaborates with you to address any issues.


  • Exemplary Operator: By participating in earned recognition, you become an exemplary operator, which can enhance your chances when bidding for contracts.
  • Reduced Roadside Inspections: Vehicles are less likely to be stopped at the roadside for inspections.
  • DVSA Recognition: Use the DVSA earned recognition logo on your website and other publicity materials (excluding vehicles).
  • Direct Support: Direct access to a dedicated earned recognition team within DVSA.

Stuart Accleton, Director , Erith Haulage commented: “This recognition represents the collective dedication of the drivers, maintenance, and operations teams within the Haulage division to elevate standards to an outstanding level, a milestone that we are immensely proud to have reached.”

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