The DVSA’s Earned Recognition scheme has finally moved into its pilot stage after a protracted build up. Many moons ago, the DVSA set itself the target of attracting 40 operators before it would move to a live scheme. It has now revealed the 20 operators plus coach and bus operators that are in its pilot, which collectively hold 100 O-licences and run 6,000 vehicles. If successful, the scheme promises operators with recognition benefits including: recognition from 31 January 2018 that […]
The DVSA’s flagship earned recognition programme will not be launched until 2018, its chief executive has confirmed.
Three out of every four HGVs checked at the roadside in Northern Ireland in the year to the end of March were found to be roadworthy and not committing any serious traffic offences, a new compliance report from the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) has shown.
New figures from Northern Ireland’s Department of the Environment (DOE) suggest there are still many operators who should hold restricted operating licences there but do not, after changes to the operator licensing scheme back in 2012.