Operators must tell Vosa if they are having problems booking an annual test, the FTA has warned. “We still get reports in most of our member meetings that test availability is an issue,” said James Firth, FTA head of road freight and enforcement policy. “But since the introduction of ATFs, Vosa does not have an oversight of how easy or difficult it is to get a test so we need the industry to feed back to Vosa if forward booking […]
Vosa has confirmed it is planning to significantly increase its enforcement effort on vans.
1) Alastair Peoples, chief executive, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) The merger of the DSA and Vosa into one single agency, due for completion by 1 April 2014, is creating a 4,600-strong organisation, with annual turnover of £400m and responsibility for setting, testing and enforcing driver and vehicle standards in Great Britain.
Vosa has given its backing to the formation of an association for the owners of authorised testing facilities (ATFs) and said it wants to work in partnership with them. More than 50 ATF operators attended the inaugural meeting of the ATF Operators Association last week in Coventry, where Vosa senior business development manager Mark Warden stressed that, as the ATF network matures, “it is important Vosa has an association that it can have constructive dialogue with”. Warden admitted that the […]