There is increasing pressure for transport and logistics companies to monitor compliance of the driver’s working time regulations. Under current legislation, for example, drivers are only permitted to work an average of 48 hours a week over a fixed reference period.
Transport companies are often busy monitoring the activity of their own permanent staff which can mean agency drivers are overlooked. The responsibility to record and monitor legal working then lies with the agency. The alarming fact is that this can leave many organisations open and vulnerable and even revocation of their O-License as a result of poor monitoring by unprofessional agencies.
Recognising this, Encore Driving has developed an on-line time management system that allows clients remote access to driver’s working time through a web portal providing absolute peace of mind that their contingent workforce is working legally.
“Compliance has to be a priority for transport companies.” states Kim Blackburn, Encore’s Senior Divisional Manager for Transport & Logistics “This innovative approach offers our client’s ‘real time’ access to a detailed working hours report, therefore ensuring compliance and added peace of mind.”
“The system calculates the driver’s working time average including Periods of Availability and any work reported to us by the driver that is completed elsewhere. It then uses a traffic light system to clearly outline where a driver is about to exceed or has exceeded any working averages.”
Encore Driving specialise in the supply of all classes of temporary and permanent drivers throughout the Midlands. Encore Personnel Services have been officially acknowledged as one of the fastest growing recruiters in the industry and were recently awarded the Best Recruitment Company to Work for (Recruitment International) 2009.
Encore Personnel are suppliers of blue collar personnel (logistics, manufacturing and engineering, temporary and permanent) to industry throughout the U.K
It is an Investment in People employer, acknowledged as the 23rd fastest growth business in the UK (Sunday Times) and the Best Recruitment Company to Work For (Recruitment International) in 2009
Encore Personnel Services
Philip Tilt, Marketing Executive
Tel: 0115 9596930