Humber haulier pilots new DVSA quality standard scheme

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 22 May 2018

A Humber haulier has become a founder member of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency ’s Earned Recognition programme.   

Immingham Transport joined the roll-out pilot after it was launched at The Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, and it is a standard that now sets it apart in the logistics-focused region.

Kevin Donovan, commercial manager, said: “We are really pleased about it. It means we are an exemplar operator, as there is a very high standard audit system in place and we need to comply with key performance indicators across maintenance and driver information and behaviour. No-one else has it in our area.”

As reported, the Trinity House firm - located just off the overhauled A160 port and refinery link road - has recently been acquired by NTEX in an undisclosed deal

Immingham Transport's new fleet.

It not only provides ambient warehousing, split load service and other logistics functions, but also has an in-house approved training arm.

Read more: DFDS raises £118 million in new share issue to fund Turkish transaction

Mr Donovan said he had heard the scheme was being established at a conference, and 62-driver team talked about how they could achieve it. 

“We do everything we can to go above what is expected for compliance. It is a big issue nowadays.  

“They have really wanted to help us,” he said of the DVSA. “They clearly wanted someone in our industry in our area We joined the pilot scheme and they helped us with that.

“There are many plusses for us. We will save on down time. There should be no reason why the DVSA will pull us in. It is something we have got to keep working at, there are still KPI requirements we must meet every rolling four week period.”

The oldest vehicle in the fleet is less than a year old, with 17 tractor units on 67 or 18 plates, aiding the maintenance element significantly with all under warranty from the suppliers.

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