Simon Evans and Tim Blackmore OBE have been named as traffic commissioners (TCs) for the North West and North East respectively. Evans (pictured top), deputy TC for the North West, will replace Beverley Bell as North West TC when she leaves this spring. Bell will also vacate her position as senior TC, but her replacement has not yet been named. Blackmore (below) will fill the North East TC position in May, replacing Kevin Rooney who became TC for the West of England earlier this year. […]
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, […]
Operators have been invited to supply evidence to support an inquiry by the Transport Committee into the work of Vosa. Issues to be covered by the select committee include: what can be done to improve the standards of foreign-registered trucks operating in the UK; how the agency can better support the traffic commissioners; if arrangements for vehicle test sites can be improved; and implementation of the HGV Road User Levy Bill. The Committee, which last looked at Vosa in 2009, […]
1) Beverly Bell Title: Senior Traffic Commissioner Respected by the compliant and disrespected by the non-compliant in equal measure, Bell wields the ultimate power in the industry, deciding whether you have a business or not.