Over half of LGV operators have a grey Vosa operator compliance risk score (OCRS) for traffic enforcement – meaning that Vosa has insufficient data to award them a red, amber or green score. The grey band was introduced in October last year to replace the system of giving operators with whom Vosa has had no contact the average OCRS for their type of operation. Earlier this year, senior traffic commissioner Beverley Bell slammed Vosa for failing to target the “serially […]
Whatever their personal opinion of the traffic commissioners (TCs), most operators would agree they collectively perform a vital role in keeping the public and industry safe from rogue operators. But one commissioner in particular, Beverley Bell, was among the first to attempt to change the way the TCs are portrayed, and as she prepares to step down from her role and hand over to East of England TC Richard Turfitt, has helped shape the way the transport industry is regulated.
More than 67,000 employees working in the logistics sector are regarded as not being proficient in their jobs, according to a report by a government advisory body.
A blockade of Calais by French hauliers and farmers demanding the immediate removal of the migrant camps, launched this week, will make drivers a sitting target for migrant attacks and could trigger Operation Stack, the FTA and RHA have warned.