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"You could say it's the gold standard..." What one transport manager had to say about DVSA's earned recognition scheme

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Dave Edwards from the DVSA

"I think the only way, as an industry, we can get better is to work harmoniously, rather than acrimoniously. And I think earned recognition is a big step in the right direction."

Learner drivers on motorways: what lorry and coach drivers need to know

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Traffic on a motorway

From Monday 4 June 2018, you’ll start to see learner drivers having motorway driving lessons in England, Scotland and Wales. In this post, we look at how the rules work, the benefits for learner drivers, and how this will benefit lorry and coach drivers and operators.

What do the operators think of earned recognition?

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DVSA Earned Recognition logo

I'm thrilled to announce that DVSA earned recognition has gone live today, Tuesday 24 April 2018. It's been a long, long road to get here (no pun intended) and we'd like to thank everyone who's supported the pilot. We've written a lot about how earned recognition works before, so I won't go over it all again …

The Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness has been updated

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Articulated lorry

Today, Monday 23 April 2018, we've updated the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness. It'll still give you advice on different types of inspection, inspections intervals, data storage, and essential reviews. But, by working with the industry, we've made changes that will improve the guidance …