Vosa plans to stop testing at its Gillingham and Grantham sites by the end of March 2013. Although the stations in Gillingham, Kent and Grantham, Lincolnshire, will not close, Vosa has taken the decision to cease testing at these sites. Operators will instead be able to test their vehicles at one of four authorised testing facilities (ATFs) in the Lincolnshire area, located in Newark, Lincoln and Boston. Testing is also carried out at six ATFs in Kent, at Maidstone, Sevenoaks, […]
The chance of industrial action being taken by DVSA vehicle testing staff has risen sharply, after formal talks about the introduction of new contracts for testing staff as a result of the move to Next Generation Testing (NGT) came to an end without resolution.
The government will not introduce “knee jerk” regulations requiring trucks to be fitted with additional cycle safety equipment such as detectors or cameras without scientific evidence that they are effective, roads and freight minister Robert Goodwill MP has pledged.
A strike scheduled to take place next week by HGV testers working for the DVSA has been suspended after the government agency agreed to a series of meetings with union Prospect.