Audits & Standards

Independent audit solutions to ensure your systems and processes satisfy DVSA and Traffic Commissioner scrutiny

15 January 2019 - Driver Agency Excellence webinar

Attend FTA Driver Agency Excellence webinar to find out what it takes to become an ‘exemplar’ agency in the eyes of logistics companies. 

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23 January 2019 - Compliance Audits Workshop

FTA workshop provides the necessary support and guidance on the most effective route to achieving compliance excellence and become an exemplary operator within our industry.

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Excellence Schemes -designed in partnership within the industry, these schemes aim to raise standards and recognise excellence

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


FTA's audits follow the highest standards of compliance and best practice and can be tailored to suit your operation’s specific needs.

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.

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Operator Licence Audit

This provides a full audit of an operator’s systems to meet their operator licence undertakings. Aligned to DVSA’s Earned Recognition standards, this audit will satisfy DVSA’s requirements for Earned Recognition audits. 

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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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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.

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