Audits & Standards

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


FTA’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, FTA’s audits are a best-in-class solution to keeping your operation efficient, safe and compliant.

Enquire today

Earned Recognition Audit

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

View Earned Recognition Audit

Vehicle Standards Audit

This audit is designed for those operators who are part of Earned Recognition but have a maintenance concession and need to demonstrate their compliance to DVSA on an annual basis as they progress towards a fully electronic maintenance system.

View Vehicle Standards Audit

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.

View Vehicle Maintenance Audit

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.

View Operator Licence Audit

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. 

View Tachograph Systems and Driver Management Audit

Excellence Schemes

Managed by FTA, 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.
Enquire today

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


Forthcoming events

IR35 Overview Workshop for Operators and Driver Agencies

Highly relevant workshop on how to prepare to the forthcoming legislation changes with regards to the off-payroll working. 


FTA Certificate in Driver Recruitment Training

This course is designed for those who work in an agency environment and are responsible for recruiting and supervising transport operatives to meet customer demand. It will demonstrate to your customers that you are taking an active role in ensuring their compliance with industry regulations. 

Leamington Spa, 20 - 21 January 2020

Manchester, 25 - 26 March 2020

Tunbridge Wells, 01 - 02 April 2020




Book now

Interested in Audits and Standards service?

Download our brochure today. For more information please complete our online enquiry form
or alternatively call us on 03717 11 22 22*

* Calls may be recorded

Enquire today