The government has warned that prosecution and prison sentences will be considered by Vosa for LGV drivers who falsify their hours records. Transport minister Norman Baker tells MT: “Drivers and operators should be in no doubt that we take the abuse of drivers’ hours very seriously and VOSA has the powers to impose tough penalties where the rules have been broken. Serious infringements may lead to prosecution and prison sentences have been passed by courts in the most serious cases.” […]
The FTA has called for London’s councils to bring a “pragmatic” approach to carrying out their duties during the Olympics. The issue reignited at a Transport Select Committee session last month (23 May), after Catherine West, London Councils’ transport committee chairman, was asked by Paul Maynard MP to spell out what the councils’ “light touch” pledge would mean in the context of the Olympics. “Are you going to ensure certainty over how apply regulations, even if you apply them lightly?” […]
Vosa’s delayed shake-up of the Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) system will take effect from October. OCRS changes had been slated for 30 April originally but this, and a subsequent 1 July deadline, were missed. As of last month the agency still didn’t have a revised date for the introduction of the new OCRS system. However, in a statement today Vosa says: “In April we informed you that the introduction of the changes to improve the current OCRS was delayed […]
Only half the foreign-registered trucks visiting Northern Ireland are paying the HGV Road User Levy, NI minister of the environment, Mark Durkan, has suggested.