Vosa has confirmed it is planning to significantly increase its enforcement effort on vans. Speaking at the recent FTA Van Excellence Conference, Vosa head of enforcement policy Gordon Macdonald said the agency was “determined to improve van operational standards”. He added that it “makes no secret of its intention to significantly ramp up the number of roadside inspections and other enforcement activity”. A spokesman for Vosa subsequently confirmed to Motortransport.co.uk that the increase in van enforcement would include 20 additional […]
Only half the foreign-registered trucks visiting Northern Ireland are paying the HGV Road User Levy, NI minister of the environment, Mark Durkan, has suggested.
In his introduction to Vosa’s recently published 2012/13 business plan, chief executive Alastair Peoples promises the agency’s focus will be “on balancing ‘regulatory’ enforcement interventions with education initiatives to empower the industry to increasingly manage [its] own compliance”. To the glass half empty contingent, this could sound like an alarming budget-driven reduction in enforcement effort just at a time when wafer thin margins must be tempting some cash-strapped operators to cut maintenance budgets and put pressure on drivers to bend […]
A balanced approach to enforcement for all road users was a key message to emerge from speakers at the FTA’s Managing Freight in London conference on Tuesday (2 June).