Fraikin believes the DVSA’s earned recognition scheme can deliver improvements in vehicle uptime for operators. The company, which is taking part in the earned recognition scheme pilot along with 20 hauliers, has worked closely with the DVSA over the past 12 months developing the scheme. David Archer, head of risk and data at Fraikin, said: “The earned recognition scheme has the potential to deliver genuine improvements in vehicle uptime for our customers where we manage their vehicles on our O-license, […]
The DVSA has now confirmed that it does approve of the new design of load restraint for the upper deck of double-deck curtainsiders developed by a Road Haulage Association (RHA)-led working group with input from various vehicle operators and trailer manufacturer Montracon.
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.
Talks between DVSA management and Prospect and Public and Commercial Services (PCS) unions at arbitration service ACAS appear to be bearing fruit. Both unions have pledged to suspend all industrial action for the duration of the talks, with DVSA promising not to take disciplinary action against staff who refuse to follow work practices that are in dispute.