Vosa is to trial a Remote Enforcement Office (REO) for compliant operators, in a bid to throw more resources into targeting those who fail to reach the required standards. The move, which involves replacing certain site visits with remote analysis of information sent in by operators, should help free up Vosa examiners and boost fairer competition in ensuring operators are not put at a competitive disadvantage by running a fully compliant fleet, as opposed to their non-compliant peers, said the […]
The FTA says the passing into law of Northern Ireland’s new O-licensing regime will help remove “cowboy” firms from the road. The Goods Vehicles Licensing of Operators Transport Bill was passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly yesterday (11 June), ushering in a new era of governance in the territory. The FTA has campaigned for the introduction of the regime, along with other industry partners, for years, believing better enforcement will benefit those running compliant freight businesses in the region. From […]
Vosa appears to have softened its stance towards operators of authorised testing facilities (ATFs) after the ATF Operators Association raised concerns regarding the contractual clampdown it announced in June.
Vosa has given its backing to the formation of an association for the owners of authorised testing facilities (ATFs) and said it wants to work in partnership with them. More than 50 ATF operators attended the inaugural meeting of the ATF Operators Association last week in Coventry, where Vosa senior business development manager Mark Warden stressed that, as the ATF network matures, “it is important Vosa has an association that it can have constructive dialogue with”. Warden admitted that the […]