CRS Building Supplies has joined the DVSA’s Earned Recognition scheme with the help of Truckfile digital fleet management systems.

In other words, the Somerset-based builders’ merchant was awarded the status in acknowledgement of its commitment to compliance.

Across the fleet, CRS runs 34 heavy trucks from a range of manufacturers.

For example, there are DAF CF rigids at 12, 16 and 26 tonnes. 

In addition, the CRS fleet features 7.5-tonne FUSO Canters and 13 Isuzus (3.5 tonnes GVW).

 Specifically, all make deliveries of a variety of building materials to commercial and domestic customers, 

Importantly, there are 12 CRS depots across the county, but a 13th is due to open later this year in Minehead.

 The Earned Recognition status means CRS has publicly proved its compliance rating, 

Furthermore, it enables the company to eliminate some time-consuming checks on its vehicles. 

Thereby, part of the benefit of the scheme is that DVSA knows certified operators are meeting the highest standards. 

Meanwhile the company has praised its digital fleet management system in gaining Earned Recognition. 

Transport Manager Paul Gibbard has used Truckfile as a way of better monitoring the fleet for over a year.

“We weren’t looking at Earned Recognition initially,” he recalled. 

“In fact, we just wanted a programme to run our assets on and Truckfile was one of four we looked at. 

“However, in the end Truckfile won hands down.

Continuing, Gibbard said that the computerised system made the job of keeping up to date with vehicle service records far simpler. 

“As a fleet manager, it’s given me two major advantages. 

“Firstly, I now have a much more detailed overview of everything that’s going on with all our vehicles. 

“Secondly, the information is a great deal easier to access than ever before.”