We are pleased to announce we have enhanced our business by achieving the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Earned Recognition Status.

Earned Recognition is a DVSA industry leading standard, reserved only for operators who can demonstrate a strong track record of compliance, and adherence to DVSA standards. Companies must hold a Green Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) and have a digitally approved reporting system for maintenance and driver hours to be eligible to apply.

Operations Director, Stuart Hardy commented, “We are thrilled to be awarded this status, our team work very hard to maintain our high standards across the business and this is testament to their efforts.”

Assessment for the scheme includes an extensive audit which is accompanied by three months of clear KPI period reporting as set out by the DVSA. As part of this audit, operators must demonstrate they have robust systems and processes in place that promote effective and proactive transport management.

DVSA Earned Recognition status obtains the best business value from the enforcement regime by creating an aspirational model that improves compliance and raises industry standards. Stuart Hardy continues, “We have a programme of continual improvement that has enabled us to sustain our growth and retain our position in the market. We strive to create a market leading business that demonstrates best practice to its customers and our teams.”

Harnessing a culture of compliance, Par Petroleum operates with transparency providing the DVSA with remote access to their system to monitor data and carry out checks for assurance. This gives the DVSA confidence the business is managing their transport operation effectively.

In achieving this status, Par Petroleum is in a unique position as the scheme is typically achieved by large companies across the UK. Leanne Hardy, Managing Director explains, “We are proud to have been awarded this status as we are part of only a handful of businesses our size in the UK to hold this accreditation. It demonstrates our commitment to the industry and to our colleagues and our ability to compete with much larger businesses.”

We have been supported by our sister company, Petroleum Fleet Services Ltd, in achieving this accreditation. With their high standards of maintenance and reporting systems, Petroleum Fleet Services were instrumental in supplying data for the DVSA assessment.

The scheme streamlines the DVSA monitoring processes by reducing the number of sometimes inconvenient and costly roadside checks as well as visits from enforcement officers. Achieving the accreditation also reduces the administrative burden of regulation on operators.

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