Traffic commissioner (TC) Kevin Rooney has likened the use of AdBlue emulators on HGVs to fitting magnets to interfere with tachographs as the third haulier within a month was punished for cheating emission rules. In Bristol, West of England TC Rooney disqualified Patrick McNally from being a transport manager for a year – having also lost his repute – after he admitted to researching the fitting of a defeat device. His employer, Weston-super-Mare-based Mactrans, owned by Louis McNally, was described […]
A senior Transport for London (TfL) official has welcomed today’s launch of the newly formed Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), formed by the merger of Vosa and the DSA.
The Transport Select Committee has raised concerns about Vosa’s enforcement focus, the rapid introduction of ATFs, and its seemingly dysfunctional relationship with traffic commissioners (TCs).
The FTA has said it is important that the requirements for DVSA’s earned recognition scheme are realistic, but should still challenge participants to be exemplary operators.