Own-account operators in Northern Ireland will need a licence from July for the first time. The Department of the Environment has set the 1 July as the deadline that will bring those moving their own goods by road into the licensing fold. Up until now only those providing hire and reward services were required to hold a Goods Vehicle Operator Licence in Northern Ireland when running vehicles exceeding 3.5-tonne GVW. However from this summer all operators running vehicles above 3.5 […]
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.
The FTA says the passing into law of Northern Ireland’s new O-licensing regime will help remove “cowboy” firms from the road. The Goods Vehicles Licensing of Operators Transport Bill was passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly yesterday (11 June), ushering in a new era of governance in the territory. The FTA has campaigned for the introduction of the regime, along with other industry partners, for years, believing better enforcement will benefit those running compliant freight businesses in the region. From […]