Oxfordshire builders merchant AWBS has been awarded founder member status of the new Earned Recognition Scheme, the government’s programme to recognise companies with a proven track record in compliance and adherence to transport, driver and vehicle standards.
Operated by the government’s Driver Vehicle Standard Agency, the new scheme was launched in April.
AWBS’s Wyatt Tait says he is proud of the company’s achievement. “Our transport fleet, drivers and delivery service are a key part of our customer service offering so we take compliance, safety and environmental issues very seriously,” he says. “We are delighted to be recognised as founder members of this scheme, demonstrating that AWBS is amongst the cream of HGV vehicle operators.”
AWBS offers a comprehensive range of building supplies and landscaping supplies from three branches in Swindon, Yarnton and Oxford. Each branch has a full landscaping display showcasing a vast range of landscaping and building products, including paving, fencing, timber, construction aggregates, sand, chippings, turf and artificial grass.
DVSA Earned Recognition is a new way for organisations with lorries, buses and coaches to prove they meet driver and vehicle standards. By regularly sharing performance information with DVSA, member companies demonstrate a proven culture of compliance and in return, benefit from a reduced burden of enforcement. The scheme aims to provide a real business advantage to companies which enforce the very highest transport standards.