New SilkThread® Earned Recognition Module launched

Following Labyrinth's successful bid to become DVSA-approved auditors for Earned Recognition, the company has developed a new SilkThread® module for operators looking for attain and retain Exemplar Operators status. 

The online tool provides details of templates companies can use to ensure compliance plus provides helpful links to resources. The compliance audit tool has been developed to enable companies to prepare for ER internally with only minimal outside help. 

Labyrinth is also able to assist with consultancy support and pre-audits. The team is also aware of the requirements for maintenance software, tachograph information and dashboards to comply with the KPI requirements. 

For those who have already have ER the module helps them to keep on track between external audits. 

Fore more details on the product and pricing, please contact Ruth Waring on 01926 319860 or email

Join Labyrinth and TruTac at the CV Show to learn more about Earned Recognition

Earned Recognition:  Drop in to theTruTac stand (4H01) at 10am on Thursday 26th April 2018 and meet the DVSA

Silk Thread® -  the award-winning operator licence management system provider - is working with TruTac, the compliance and tachograph software experts to spread the news about ER. TruTac will be hosting an Earned Recognition Drop-In session for two hours from 10.00 am on Thursday 26th April on their stand 4H01, in the company of the DVSA and Silk Thread -  the award-winning operator licence management system provider.

Labyrinth is an approved auditor for ER with experience of doing ER audits; come and speak to our expert about how you can ensure success. Labyrinth will also be launching its new ER-specific compliance tool, SilkThread ER, at the show. 

Roger Dent from the DVSA's ER team will also be present. 

Following the success of TruTac’ s work with the DVSA, the TruTac team will be presenting a ‘fully interactive’ Earned Recognition report, featuring full drill-down and intuitive graphical data, which customers can use free-of-charge to judge their own performance against Earned Recognition key performance indicators.

We look forward to seeing you there. 

Industry Experts speak at SilkThread® and TruTac Earned Recognition Event

Industry Experts Speak at TruTac and SilkThread® Earned Recognition Event

Leading industry experts, Beverley Bell, CBE, former Senior Traffic Commissioner and Philip Lapczuk, Product Specialist at Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) spoke at a recent Earned Recognition seminar held at Squab Hall in Leamington Spa.

The event was hosted by Labyrinth Logistics Consulting Ltd, the creators of SilkThread®, the award-winning operator licence management system provider and TruTac, the UK’s leading tachograph analysis company. Over 50 representatives from the country’s foremost vehicle operators attended to hear how DVSA Earned Recognition works and learned about pilot policies and processes relevant to the scheme.

Earned Recognition is a current industry ‘hot topic’. The DVSA is promoting the voluntary scheme for vehicle operators as a new way to prove they meet driver and vehicle standards, by regularly sharing performance information with DVSA. In return, vehicles are less likely to be stopped for roadside inspections.

Philip Lapczuk from the DVSA, presented an overview of the Earned Recognition concept, along with entry requirements and the department’s plans for the pilot.

Beverley Bell detailed her thoughts on why earned recognition is important for transport and presented a compelling case for a ‘joined-up’ approach to best practice industry standards. 

During the day, attendees took the opportunity to ask both Philip and Beverley a variety of questions relating to Earned Recognition and asked about their thoughts regarding several pilot policies.

Event host Ruth Waring, Managing Director of Labyrinth Logistics Consulting, presented the high-level auditing processes for Earned Recognition pilot participants and outlined the numerous benefits available from the scheme. 

“The event was a great success.” Said Ruth. “It provided food for thought for all those who attended, not least by sparking conversations about compliance and industry best practice.”

Joint host, TruTac, presented the drivers’ hours and daily walkaround compliance requirements for the scheme.

Jemma James, TruTac’s Director of Commercial Operations and Marketing commented:

“The lively question and answer sessions, mixed with feedback from those already on the pilot, provided a valuable insight regarding the scheme and helped to explain the direction in which the pilot should progress.”

TruTac's ER dashboard can be seen at the Commercial vehicle Show at the NEC, Birmingham on 24-26 April at stand 4H01.