Fewer than 3% of ATF Operators Association (ATFOA) members feel opening their authorised testing facility (ATF) was a ‘very good’ investment, Motortransport.co.uk can reveal. A survey the association conducted in September, based on feedback from 70 ATF operators, asked respondents to choose which of six options best described their feelings about the time and investment involved in setting up their testing facility. Just 2.9% said it was a very good investment and one they would go into again; with a […]
Vehicle testing operations at authorised testing facilities (ATFs) could be disrupted tomorrow (20 November), after union Prospect confirmed many of its 580 members within the DVSA will be out on strike.
There’s a funding issue to be addressed in 2013 according to the transport commissioners’ annual reports, but operators aren’t expected to foot the bill. Roger Brown reports. Senior traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell said her top priority during the coming year will be to hold talks with Vosa chiefs to ensure TCs continue to be properly resourced and financed. In the Traffic Commissioners’ Annual Reports for 2011-12, Bell explained that as their work is paid for by operators who have […]
Proposals for an independent Scotland include a promise to renationalise the Royal Mail, examine a fuel duty regulator and streamline government services including Vosa.