There is a huge amount of ignorance among drivers over the drivers’ hours rules and tachograph regulations, says senior TC Beverley Bell. At a debate organised by recruitment agency Search Consultancy last month, she told operators that most of the drivers she encounters do not understand the rules. “You’re not very good at training your drivers on drivers’ hours,” said Bell. “You have a duty of care to make sure your drivers know the rules.” Bell admitted she was aware […]
Senior traffic commissioner (TC) and TC for the North West Beverley Bell is to step down next year.
Jaupt has had its contract to manage the Driver CPC extended by two years. A spokesperson for the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), formerly Vosa and the DSA, confirmed that a tendering process for the future management of training and accreditation services had begun earlier this year as the contract was set to expire in April 2014. “However, following DSA’s merger with Vosa to become DVSA, the new agency needs to look at the work that is being brought […]
As Beverley Bell prepared to step down from the role of senior traffic comissioner, senior legal reporter Ashleigh Wight went to visit the outgoing TC to hear what she’d learnt from her five years in post.