DVSA Earned Recognition Scheme

DVSA Earned Recognition

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) earned recognition scheme has been created to offer a new way to prove companies meet the required driver and vehicle standards.

By joining this scheme we have proven that we are:

  • Continuously monitoring our own compliance
  • Using DVSA-validated IT systems
  • Compliant with vehicle and road safety standards

Voluntary Scheme

The scheme is an initiative from the DVSA that has allowed us to opt to achieve Earned Recognition status by sharing tachograph and maintenance data with them.

It’s a voluntary scheme that’s designed to work for operators of all sizes and we are very proud to have joined just 7% of all transport operations (PSV or Haulage) who are allowed to claim this.

What Does This Mean For You?

As the entire Allenby Coach Hire team continues to strive for excellence, this exclusive recognition offers another insight into the high level of service that our customers can expect to achieve.

Accreditation by the DVSA means that our fleet of vehicles and drivers will be at their optimal condition for you. We take safety seriously at Allenby, and ensuring our drivers are well rested and our vehicles are well-maintained means you can rest assured that your journey with us will be a safe one.

More information on the DVSA Earned Recognition scheme.

If you have any questions or would like any help with this, please give us a call on Tel. No. 01883 330095

How To Leave A Review On Google Maps

Write reviews and add ratings of places

On Google Maps, you can write reviews for places you’ve visited. You can also leave info about a place, like if it’s quiet, lively, or romantic. These reviews and opinions are voluntary. We don’t pay reviewers for adding them to Google Maps.

What others will see

All reviews are public, so anyone can see what you write. You can’t add an anonymous review.

Here is some more info that others will see:

  • The name on your About me page
  • Other reviews you’ve written on Google Maps
  • Photos you’ve added to Google Maps

Tip: If you’re a Local Guide, you can get points by adding reviews and ratings to Google Maps.

Add a rating or review


  1. On your computer, click here to visit the verified Allenby Coach Hire Google Maps page and make sure you’re signed in.
  2. Search for a place.
  3. On the left, scroll down and click Write a review.
  4. In the window that appears, click the stars to score the place. You can also write a review.

Your review will be visible in Google Maps until you take it down. After your review is published, you can edit what you wrote, or change the rating and pictures you included.

Edit or delete your review

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. In the top left, click Menu Menu.
  3. Click Your contributions and then choose Reviews.
  4. Next to the review you want to edit or delete, click More More.
  5. Choose an option and follow the instructions.

If you have any questions or would like any help with this, please give us a call on Tel. No. 01883 330095.

How To Leave A Review On Facebook

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We love receiving feedback. It helps us to constantly strive to improve our levels of service and it offers a great way for our clients to contact us and provide details regarding their experience with us.

Facebook is one of the most respected 3rd party websites offering an independent and impartial way for people to leave a review/recommendation.

To recommend us please follow the 6 steps below:

  1. Visit our official FB page by clicking here.
  2. Click Recommendations or Reviews on the left side of the Page.
  3. Click Yes to recommend the Page or No to not recommend it.
  4. Write a Recommendation. You can also select any of the tags below (example: friendly staff, slow service) to recommend or not recommend a specific feature of the business.
  5. Click next to Post to select your audience.
  6. Click Post.

You can also recommend a business by commenting on a friend’s post asking for Recommendations or share a Page with friends

If you have any questions or would like any help with this, please give us a call on Tel. No. 01883 330095

Euro 6 Emissions Legislation and the Future for Coach Hire

It has been 25 years since the ‘Euro 1′ standard required the fitting of catalytic converters to petrol cars, reducing the levels of carbon monoxide being released into the environment. Euro 6 is the latest in this series of standards and seeks to reduce pollutants such as hydrocarbons, oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter as well as carbon monoxide.

We spoke to John Dewberry, Managing Director of Allenby Coach Hire, to find out what he thinks of this legislation and how it affects the coach hire industry as a whole.

“We’ve known this has been coming for the last 5 years” explains John. “Because of our policy of replacing all our vehicles every 3 years, we have been choosing to buy Euro 6 vehicles and now more than half of our fleet is compliant with the new Euro 6 emissions legislation.”

Brexit and the May election

John believes that neither Brexit nor the upcoming May election will affect or delay these changes in emissions standards. “If vehicle manufacturers want to sell their products in Europe, or if coach companies want to drive in Europe, they will need to comply with Euro 6.

Also, the mayor of London has put into place legislation that will prevent non-Euro 6 vehicles from entering the congestion zone by 2019. So one way or another, if you run a coach hire company, you will eventually need to replace your fleet.”

John Dewberry

John Dewberry, Director of Allenby Coach Hire

Impacts on the coach hire industry

Needless to say, although these new standards have been expected for a while, it will mean major changes for anyone running their business using on-road vehicles. So what impacts will these changes will have on Allenby Coach Hire’s competitors?

“Some coach companies, if they don’t renew their vehicles frequently, will find it impossible to fund the replacement of their fleet. If the business owner is nearing retirement age, perhaps they’ll decide to retire early. Or perhaps they’ll decide not to offer any trips into London” John suggests.

“We’ve had this type of change before though, with Euro 5 and previous iterations, so in general, people will just get on with it” he adds.

The future of coach hire and emissions standards

In John’s opinion, this will be the last round of standards for combustion engine vehicles. “It’s likely that the next wave of changes will require all new vehicles to be electric” states John simply. “The coaches that we’ll buy next April, for instance, will be Euro 6 compliant. But they’ll probably be electric the following year”.

Overall John is positive about such changes and improving the air quality for all. “I think it is necessary to reduce the emissions that are coming out of vehicles on the road. Nobody wants their town full of dirty lorries and cars polluting the air. But it’s a very complex issue” says John.

“Electric cars may produce next to no particulates to get discharged into the air, but how is that electricity being generated? And what is the carbon footprint of making the electrical cars and vans in the first place? We need to have a view on the bigger picture of such environmental initiatives” he points out.

An alternative solution to electric vehicles is already being trialled in London in 2017 – the hydrogen-powered, zero-emission buses made by Wrightbus in Northern Ireland. The London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has committed to buying about 300 zero emission buses by 2020 for use in the capital.

“This technology is the ideal solution, the only byproduct of these machines is water, but they’re too expensive at the moment to be a feasible solution for the vast majority of businesses” John concludes.

One thing is certain, with his finger on the pulse of the future of transportation, John Dewberry will make sure Allenby Coach Hire stays forward-thinking and up to date will all regulations.