1. Overview

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) have merged to form the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

If you’re a vehicle operator, your drivers might be stopped at the roadside by the police or the DVSA for vehicle inspections.

DVSA use the Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) system to decide which vehicles should be inspected.

OCRS is used to calculate the risk of an operator not following the rules on roadworthiness (the condition of its vehicles) and traffic, eg drivers’ hours, weighing checks.

It’s more likely that your vehicles will be inspected if your OCRS is high.

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