What is 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. Driver Agency Excellence is managed by Logistics UK and steered by a Governance Group, made up of specialist driver agencies.
To support agencies, Logistics UK has developed a standardised knowledge-check assessment for drivers and a course for agency staff, to ensure that the office team putting drivers on assignment are also kept up to date with transport legislation.
Within the DVSA Earned Recognition scheme, there is a requirement for operators who use driver agencies, to not only have a formal contract, but also audit their agencies. Driver Agency Excellence satisfies that requirement and is referenced within the DVSA standard.
- Understand the importance of the operator’s licence and how to help your client stay compliant
- Understand the requirements of transport legislation
- Appreciate the necessity of terms and conditions in your business
- Understand the responsibilities for reporting accidents and incidents
The vital and temporary requirement for an agency driver means compliance risk can be introduced into a transport operation. The Driver Agency Excellence scheme is a way for operators to mitigate the risk within their supply chain.