Consulting and Standards

Ensure your systems’ and processes’ legal compliance, safety and efficiency with Logistics UK’s independent audits and reviews. Join industry excellence schemes recognising, encouraging and promoting good practice within the sector.

Operational Consultancy Services and Reviews

An independent perspective on difficult operational matters can not only provide answers but also unlock savings, increase performance and reduce risk you did not know you had.

Logistics UK consultants have a rare breadth of experience drawn from an impressive range of organisations and sectors that they can bring to bear on the unique operational issues you might be facing.

Logistics UK consultants are very much ‘transport people’, having had deep immersion in a range of logistics organisations throughout their careers.  The consultants apply their knowledge and experience at a practical level, providing workable client-led solutions to tricky operational problems.  

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Public Inquiry Help

If you were subject to a DVSA audit or a Public Inquiry do you know what it might reveal?  Through an Logistics UK Compliance review, we can provide a snapshot of your current performance and where you might be exposed.


Workplace transport safety

To the untrained eye a busy yard can look chaotic, but to the experienced Logistics UK consultant the complexity of movements of people, trucks, goods etc can be re-organised to optimise both efficiency and safety.


Operations efficiency

One of the primary areas for Logistics UK consultants is improving the operational efficiency of a transport function or business. Over time their approach has saved members millions of pounds in costs and increased performance. 


Engineering investigations

Our team is regularly called to support members where an independent investigation is required into the cause or the effects of a vehicle engineering issues like an engineering related failure, the cause of a collision, fault finding and rectification, or perhaps an objective review of a member’s fleet to allow optimal planning and best whole life costs.


Remote Audits and Reviews

As part of Logistics UK 's COVID-19 response programme our Consulting and Standards team have started delivering remote audits and reviews as an alternative to onsite ones. This new service includes audits required for Public Inquiries which follow a framework provided by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner


Workshop Audits

All operators are required to maintain their vehicles to an appropriate standard. This can be carried out either in-house of by using a contracted third party. Logistics UK has an audit product that provides a fully detailed check of maintenance processes and procedures in relation to the undertaking within the Operator Licence and the guidance within the DVSA Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness. The audit can either follow a standard format or be developed to provide a bespoke solution for operators working within a specific environment. Audits durations are typically one to two days per site depending upon the size and complexity of the operation. 



Logistics UK’s audits provide your operation with impartial structured examination and assessment from industry experts. Delivered by a team that is certified to an ISO9001 quality management system standard and recognised by DVSA as an authorised Earned Recognition audit provider, Logistics UK’s audits are a best-in-class solution to keeping your operation efficient, safe and compliant.

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Operator Licence Audit

Our Operator Licence Audit has been designed to review management systems and documentation to ensure legal compliance with the requirements of your operator licence undertakings with the intention of mitigating risk to your operator licence.

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Tachograph Systems and Driver Management Audit

The Tachograph Systems and Driver Management Audit has been aligned to the requirements of DVSA Earned Recognition audit standards. The audit consists of 13 sections covering driver management, data analysis and retention, working time systems and monitoring, infringement reporting and driver licence and DCPC monitoring. 

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Vehicle Maintenance Audit

Our comprehensive vehicle maintenance audit is mapped to DVSA Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness and checks an operator’s systems and their responsibilities involved in maintaining vehicles in a roadworthy condition, regardless of operating conditions, fleet size or vehicle type.

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Remote Audits and Reviews

As part of Logistics UK 's COVID-19 response programme our Consulting and Standards team have started delivering remote audits and reviews as an alternative to onsite ones. This new service includes audits required for Public Inquiries which follow a framework provided by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner


Earned Recognition Audit

As an authorised Earned Recognition audit provider, Logistics UK can support an operator’s application by providing a full and comprehensive audit required to join the Earned Recognition scheme.

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Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Audit

FORS recognises and encourages continuous improvement and best practice within the fleet sector.

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Excellence Schemes

Managed by Logistics UK, Van Excellence and Driver Agency Excellence schemes are voluntary initiatives open to van operators and driver agencies respectively. Their aim is to recognise, encourage and promote best practice within their sector. Each scheme requires an annual audit to be completed to ensure the scheme’s standards are in place and can be demonstrated.

Excellence schemes' benefits include:

  • Industry recognition of achieving high levels of quality and best practice.
  • Reduction of corporate and operational risk.
  • Annual independent audit process.
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Driver Agency Excellence

Driver Agency Excellence is a voluntary initiative which has been developed alongside operators and driver agencies. It aims to recognise, encourage and promote best practice within the sector.


Truck Excellence

Truck Excellence is designed by the industry for the industry and provides operators with a peace of mind in the legal compliance of their truck fleet.


Van Excellence

Centred around a set of best practice standards, this scheme aims to improve safety, efficiency and compliance and recognise excellence in van operations


Logistics UK auditors and consultants are familiar with challenges across a range of sectors…

Freight and logistics

Where efficiency is paramount, and regulatory compliance can make the difference between business success or failure


Just-in-time delivery and complex supply chain management issues lend themselves to peer group benchmarking and process review


Changing consumer behaviours mean that the mining and analysis of delivery performance data can be the key to critical changes in process or even a business model

Utilities companies

Vehicles are an essential part of a utilities company operation. The company’s fleet needs to be safe and compliant as well as efficient and able to meet customers’ needs

Commercial vehicle sales and leasing

Facing the challenges associated with rapid expansion as UK business shifts from owning to hiring commercial vehicles. With sizeable fleets identifying and solving even minor issues can lead to a dramatic increase in performance (ROI)

Local authorities and emergency services

Complex special purpose vehicles creating unique inspection challenges, and large fleets that fall subject to Operator licence regulations. Increasing fleet operations efficiency allows you to tackle budget cuts as well as to keep the operation compliant with all current regulations

What our members say

Logistics UK's Operational Consultancy team has undertaken a number of projects for Elis over recent years. These have included Operator Licence “Healthcheck” Reviews at each of Elis’s UK and European sites as well as the most recent “Benchmarking Project”, that was undertaken to allow Elis to determine where improvements needed to be made to ensure compliance. Logistics UK's Consultants have all acted in a professional manner and have provided site personnel with advice and guidance on the areas that require attention. The work that Logistics UK Operational Consultancy has undertaken for us is of the highest standard and we will have no hesitation in using their services for other bespoke projects going forward.

Peter Kelly

Group Compliance and Fleet Manager

Why Logistics UK?

  • Unique position within the industry - we are the transport industry’s leading trade association with talent drawn from all corners of the sector.
  • Unparalleled experience - we have got extensive experience in developing industry legislation, benchmarking and research.
  • Specialist staff - our team of expert consultants have worked to a senior level in all areas of transport.
  • Proven cost savings - we have a track record for reducing costs, improving profits and increasing efficiency.
  • Compliance – our consultants will make sure that your operations are fully compliant with the UK and European rules and regulations.


Benefits for your organisation

Avoid fines and penalties

Comply fully with instructions from enforcement agencies such as the Office of the Traffic Commissioner or DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency)

Improve business returns

Outperform your peer group through our sector benchmarking reviews

Improve operational efficiency

Through services such as supply chain optimisation and routeing and scheduling

Reduce risk

Increased attendance and reduced compliance exposure through workplace transport safety reviews and our advice around policy development, operational processes and training

Resolve engineering queries

Commission us to investigate and resolve complex issues surrounding vehicle faults, collisions or maintenance procedures

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