Northern Ireland’s road transport regulator Donald Armstrong is to step down from the role at the end of March. Career civil servant Armstrong oversaw the introduction the new Transport Regulation Unit (TRU) in the province four years ago and became its head. The unit – which became operational in July 2012 – has succeeded in registering and bringing more than 4,000 own account operators in Northern Ireland into the O-licensing system. Previously, only hire or reward operators in Northern Ireland […]
Senior traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell (right) has questioned whether a one-size-fits-all O-licence fee is still appropriate given the diversity in the type, scale and size of transport operations across today’s road transport industry.
The level of financial standing standard O-licence holders will have to demonstrate is likely to increase in 2017, due to the drop in the value of the pound against the euro.