Software provider Jaama says it expects to benefit from commercial vehicle operators needing to use a validated IT supplier for the newly launched earned recognition scheme from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
The scheme, which has launched following a 12-month pilot, allows operators using systems such as Jaama’s Key2 software to record walk-around vehicle inspection checks, servicing and MOT information, which will be directly sent to the DVSA database every four weeks.
In return, their vehicles are less likely to be stopped for roadside inspections, which cause delays and can result in legal action if defects are found.
From DVSA’s point of view, the scheme allows its operators to better target their enforcement operations.
Jaama managing director Martin Evans said: “To benefit from earned recognition, operators must be using an IT system such as Key2 to ensure they are meeting a set of defined key performance indicators.
“The information recorded in Key2 by transport managers will demonstrate to the DVSA that their fleets are practising robust and timely compliance methods.
“Additionally, transport operators joining the scheme will be able to prove they are a compliant operator, which can help when they bid for contracts, and raise their profile with potential customers.”