Staples Vegetables gains Earned Recognition accreditation

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Staples Vegetables has achieved the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s Earned Recognition accreditation.

One of the country’s largest individual production units of Brassicas in Britain, Staples Vegetables has deployed Descartes’ SmartCompliance software to ensure compliance across its fleet of 50 vehicles and 100 trailers.

Mike Wallaard, compliance consultant at Staples Vegetables, said: “We were approached by the DVSA at the start of its pilot as it recognised us as an organisation whose values were aligned to what the scheme was trying to achieve.

“We also already had good levels of compliance and would stand to benefit significantly from the scheme.

“Descartes worked collaboratively with us to develop a solution that monitors the KPIs as set out by the DVSA.

“They have helped us to achieve compliance, while improving further visibility of our transport operations.”

Earned Recognition is a voluntary scheme for operators who can demonstrate a strong track record of compliance and adherence to standards.

Operators who successfully achieve Earned Recognition benefit from fewer roadside checks and visits from enforcement officers.

As a validated IT supplier for the DVSA Earned Recognition scheme, Descartes worked with the DVSA and Staples Vegetables to provide the KPIs required for tachograph data and the management of drivers’ hours through its SmartCompliance™ software.

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