In order to provide our customers with the highest quality service our award winning Engineering Department is staffed by a team of qualified engineers who maintain and service our fleet to the highest standards in our own fully equipped workshops.
Our fleet is regularly updated and considerable investment in vehicles, equipment and training is made to ensure the highest possible standards are maintained.
We recognise the need to always exceed the statutory VOSA standard and this is why our staff are IRTEC accredited.
What is IRTEC?
Independent Technician Accreditation
IRTEC is a renewable and voluntary accreditation scheme that assesses the safety and competence of technicians who maintain and repair vehicles in the commercial vehicle, trailer and passenger carrying industries.
Skills, Safety & Professional Development
Through IRTEC technicians and mechanics can add to their qualifications and demonstrate that their skills and knowledge are up-to-date. An IRTEC licence proves a commitment to safety and demonstrable professional development by both the technician and employer.
We have a dedicated maintenance department that oversees all fleet safety and maintenance arrangements on our own fleet, and we do not carry out any work on third party vehicles. All our vehicles are subject to a rigorous preventative maintenance programme maximising reliability and safety and are inspected every 35 days or sooner if required..
OPERATOR COMPLIANCE RISK SCORE (OCRS)
OCRS was introduced back 2006 and Stotts have been GREEN ZERO for Roadworthiness and GREEN ZERO for Traffic (Drivers Hours Regulations) which is the lowest score achievable since its introduction.
What is OCRS?
The Operator Compliance Risk Score system (OCRS) has been developed by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) as a way of assigning goods and passenger vehicle operators a rating that allows enforcement officers to identify which vehicles are most likely to be non-compliant.
How does OCRS work?
Roadside DVSA officers use historic data to flag operators as having green, amber or red status. Operators with green are more likely to be compliant, and those with red status more likely to be non-compliant and consequently checked by DVSA.
How are the OCRS scores calculated?
There are two scores – roadworthiness and traffic enforcement. These scores are calculated from initial/annual MOT test data, fleet check inspections, roadside inspections and drivers hours prosecutions.
We are very proud of our OCRS score and our record with the DVSA and details are available upon request. All operators are on this DVSA system and if your current operator doesn’t offer this then come and talk to us.