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 […]
Government plans to centralise DVLA operations could lead to delays in taxing vehicles and the issuing of drivers’ cards, as well as creating additional administrative costs for operators, warns the FTA. Transport minister Mike Penning announced last week that 39 regional DVLA offices would close by the end of 2013, with all services shifted online, handled by intermediaries (such as local Post Offices) or via a centralised operation at Swansea. However, the FTA says local DVLA offices play a vital […]
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.
Seven trade associations call on government to mitigate clean air zone impact or see hauliers go bust
Seven trade associations, including the FTA and BVRLA, have joined forces in a letter to government warning of the financial impact that clean air zones (CAZs) could have on HGV operators and local businesses.