The FTA has poured cold water on suggestions that operators could perform annual roadworthiness tests on their own vehicles. Allowing operators with testing facilities to carry out MOTs on their own vehicles and those they maintain on behalf of others is a measure supported by the RHA and British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, as a way of improving the testing system. But James Firth, head of road freight and enforcement policy at the FTA, told the Transport Select Committee […]
The cost of regulatory compliance for operators that specialise in chemical distribution will continue to rise, as Brexit will not be able to offer any significant regulation changes in the sector, according to the Chemical Business Association (CBA).
Vosa plans to stop testing at its Gillingham and Grantham sites by the end of March 2013. Although the stations in Gillingham, Kent and Grantham, Lincolnshire, will not close, Vosa has taken the decision to cease testing at these sites. Operators will instead be able to test their vehicles at one of four authorised testing facilities (ATFs) in the Lincolnshire area, located in Newark, Lincoln and Boston. Testing is also carried out at six ATFs in Kent, at Maidstone, Sevenoaks, […]
International truck operators have been left in limbo after the French government announced a further – this time indefinite – suspension of its Ecotax road user charging scheme.