Both the RHA and FTA have welcomed the news that Vosa and the DSA are to merge into a single government agency from next year. Services ranging from vehicle testing to driving tests will be handled by an as-yet un-named agency from 2014 but the DfT said that all users of both Vosa and DSA services should expect the same high quality delivery during the transition period. A transitional board, headed by Vosa chief executive Alastair Peoples (pictured), who will […]
1) Alastair Peoples, chief executive, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) The merger of the DSA and Vosa into one single agency, due for completion by 1 April 2014, is creating a 4,600-strong organisation, with annual turnover of £400m and responsibility for setting, testing and enforcing driver and vehicle standards in Great Britain.
The BVRLA has welcomed the introduction of the HGV Road User Levy, which comes into effect today (1 April) and means that foreign-registered lorries will have to pay to travel on UK roads.
New figures from Northern Ireland’s Department of the Environment (DOE) suggest there are still many operators who should hold restricted operating licences there but do not, after changes to the operator licensing scheme back in 2012.