DVSA examiners will no longer routinely stop vehicles operated by companies taking part in its earned recognition trial from 31 January.
Up until this point, examiners at the roadside have been unable to discern which operators have been taking part in the scheme’s pilot, as those involved have remained confidential. This has meant their vehicles may have been selected for random roadside checks.
However, from the end of January, operators involved will be able to benefit from one of the scheme’s major draws and avoid roadside stops, unless the truck is visibly dangerous. DVSA examiners will also be less likely to visit their sites also.
Companies signed up to the trial will be published on gov.uk to recognise their efforts.
Operators have until 28 February to join the pilot and will automatically be enrolled into the scheme when it is rolled-out fully, which is expected in April.
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