The chance of industrial action being taken by DVSA vehicle testing staff has risen sharply, after formal talks about the introduction of new contracts for testing staff as a result of the move to Next Generation Testing (NGT) came to an end without resolution. Prospect negotiations officer Helen Stevens confirmed last week that the latest round of negotiation with the government had ended without settlement. “The formal negotiations have broken down and the unions have given notice that we intend […]
Operators could face severe delays in getting new trucks registered this autumn as new EC rules on vehicle type approval kick in, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has warned.
The Fors Community Partnership has described the elevation of one of its silver members to gold status, just as the Upper Tribunal confirmed the firm’s O-licence should be suspended for drivers’ hours and tachograph offences, as “unfortunate timing”.
More annual tests on LGVs were carried out at non-Vosa facilities than at a Vosa facility last year, the agency’s latest Effectiveness Report has shown.