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 […]
The FTA has seen its level of membership rise to the highest level since 2008, although financially it had a broadly flat year in 2012.
The FTA is calling for a major increase in roadside checks on vans to raise standards in the sector.
One in five transport business leaders believe there is considerable potential for the use of robots working in the industry within the next decade.