Audits & Standards

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

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




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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.

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

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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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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