Yelloway has achieved Earned Recognition

Yelloway has become one of two operators in Greater Manchester to achieve the DVSA’s Earned Recognition scheme.

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

Its journey towards meeting these standards started in 2019, but the Covid-19 lockdowns forced the business to halt its plans. By October 2020 it underwent an independent audit via an approved DVSA Earned Recognition auditor. In early 2021 its progression towards Earned Recognition was again halted by another lockdown.

Once restrictions lifted, the business distributed more in-depth training to its drivers, engineers and office staff, put in place more above and beyond systems to ensure standards were above compliant levels. Now, following an official audit, the company is pleased to announce it has been accepted as a DVSA Earned Recognition member.

“we’re where we should be; a recognised, safe, reliable coach operator…Are we proud? I’ll say!”

A statement on the operator’s website said: “Thanks goes to all the Yelloway Team for making this happen but in particular to James (our Transport and General Manager) for all his hard work, dedication and tenacity in making this happen.

“Like many businesses, we have had to adapt to new ways of working since the pandemic hit early 2020. Not only have we adapted, we’ve improved, we’ve grown and although it’s taken us longer than expected with repeated lockdowns because of the pandemic we’ve got there, we didn’t give up and we’re where we should be; a recognised, safe, reliable coach operator. Oh yes; and one of the first two coach operators in the Greater Manchester area to be accredited with the much acclaimed DVSA Earned Recognition award. Are we proud? I’ll say!”

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