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. The man at the helm of this new agency is Alastair Peoples, formerly Vosa chief executive since August 2009, and he will be responsible for streamlining the […]
A new City of London Police Commercial Vehicle Unit has stopped 136 HGVs and taken 95 off the road in its first month.
The long-standing row over the independence of the traffic commissioners (TCs) from Vosa has been laid to rest with the publication this week of a framework document. The document clearly sets out the roles of the TC, the Department for Transport (DfT) and its agencies. It has been signed by senior TC Beverley Bell and transport minister Mike Penning. The independence row was sparked following a letter from the DfT in late 2010 to the then senior TC Philip Brown, […]
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) – also still known separately as the Driving Standards Agency and Vosa – has said it is not surprised that under 10% of respondents to its recent Driver CPC consultation felt the new qualification had significantly improved road safety.