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Grafters Recruit Ltd achieves FTA Driver Agency Excellence

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Grafters Recruit Ltd has achieved the Freight Transport Association’s coveted ‘Driver Agency Excellence’ certification, recognition that it is striving to achieve the highest levels of quality and compliance in the agency driver field.


Driver Agency Excellence (DAE) is a voluntary initiative which has been developed alongside operators and driver agencies aimed at recognising, encouraging and promoting best practice within the sector.  The scheme is managed by FTA and steered by a Governance Group made up of specialist driver agencies.  DAE is referenced within the DVSA’s Earned Recognition scheme as a means of attaining best practice in the management of agency drivers.


Grafters Recruit Ltd provides Driving, Industrial and Commercial staff throughout the country from their 4 strategically based branches and on-site locations.


Danny Phillips of Grafters Recruit Ltd said: “We are immensely proud to have achieved Driver Agency Excellence following successful completion of a thorough audit of our core business, driver recruitment and driver management standards.  This recognises our high standards of compliance and our commitment to our candidate and clients relationships.”


Keith Gray, FTA’s General Manager – Training, Audits and Standards said: “We are delighted to award Driver Agency Excellence certification to Grafters Recruit Ltd.  The scheme has been created for, and can provide benefits to, operators and driver agencies alike.  For operators, it can help to identify driver agencies who understand the logistics industry and the importance of an Operator Licence and those that are prepared to go that extra mile to demonstrate this.  For driver agencies, it demonstrates to employees and customers that they are an exemplar agency with regular auditing providing a continual review and improvement of their systems and staff development.”


Further information on Driver Agency Excellence can be found at