Freeway Fleet Systems comments that it is making it easier for operators to meet DVSA Earned Recognition requirements with new software that automatically alerts fleet managers to any outstanding compliance issues.
Claimed to be easy to use, the Freeway software keeps check on maintenance records, displaying colour-coded alarm status if compliance data is missing. The software automatically generates lists showing all items that need to be addressed in order to meet the 5 Earned Recognition Key Performance Indicators.
"The Earned Recognition KPI report is only required one month retrospectively, but it's important all the work has been done and recorded properly in the first place" says Patrick Tandy, Managing Director of Freeway. "Freeway keeps users up to date with the summary live status of their performance per KPI through a simple list showing all the items that need to be addressed, what specifically is missing and also what needs to be done in order to solve the problem.
Our users want to be pro-active in meeting their maintenance obligations. Freeway's immediate exception reports makes this easy with instant alerts as soon as anything is amiss. With Freeway managers don't need to second-guess their Earned Recognition compliance."
During the Pilot phase of the scheme Freeway worked closely with DVSA and a variety of bus and transport operators who have, using Freeway software, already met Earned Recognition standards in order to participate in the pilot. "We've been working hand in hand with our users to develop the software to address all the complexities that electronic compliance throws up. The aim is to make the whole process of Earned Recognition as easy as possible so it just becomes a seamless part of the maintenance programme," adds Tandy.
Steve Perks, Group Engineering Director of London bus operator HCT Group comments. "Having successfully deployed Freeway's software to eliminate paper reporting we are already well down the digital path," "With Freeway we produce all our reports digitally and with the system now configured for Earned Recognition, the required DVSA reports will be generated completely automatically."
Operators with mixed fleets face particular challenges with Earned Recognition as the required maintenance records can be located in different third party systems. Freeway has therefore developed a handy tool that automates the collection of vehicle data held in different systems. Employing 'intelligent learning' technology to simplify integration between systems, Freeway's software eliminates time-consuming data entry with automated data extraction and compliance reporting.