Senior traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell has welcomed the DfT pledge to make greater use of the Compliance Forum in influencing Vosa enforcement policy. Regarding the Work of the Vehicle Operating Standards Agency report and last week’s government response, she said: “TCs will consider carefully the government’s response to the Transport Select Committee report but we are pleased to note that the Compliance Forum is recognised as a means by which the senior TC, along with other stakeholders, can influence […]
The DVSA has outlined a fundamental shift in its approach, which will see it move from a culture of enforcement towards a focus on compliance.
A new report claims UK operators could make significant savings if they were allowed to add overlength vehicles to their fleets. A new study published last week suggested that allowing the use of ‘super’ semi-trailers could save the haulage industry £226m a year in reduced running costs. Such findings appear to strengthen the economic argument for the use of longer vehicles, but the study also puts forward a case for ‘super semis’ on safety and environmental grounds. The report, Impact […]
A six month pilot of next generation testing (NGT) will commence next month in south Wales with more than 20 ATF operators.