Both the RHA and FTA have welcomed the news that Vosa and the DSA are to merge into a single government agency from next year. Services ranging from vehicle testing to driving tests will be handled by an as-yet un-named agency from 2014 but the DfT said that all users of both Vosa and DSA services should expect the same high quality delivery during the transition period. A transitional board, headed by Vosa chief executive Alastair Peoples (pictured), who will […]
Vosa has unveiled plans to cut the fees charged to authorised testing facilities (ATFs) for vehicle tests, while raising those that apply at its own test stations. The move is intended to apportion costs more fairly between vehicle operators using the two different test routes.
Uncertainty over EU workers’ future employment rights is a “major concern” given that 10% of the UK’s driver workforce is from the EU, the FTA has warned.
The FTA has reiterated its warning that with the Driver CPC deadline now reached, the road transport industry is facing not only a short-term driver shortage but a more serious underlying recruitment problem.