The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) – also still known separately as the Driving Standards Agency and Vosa – has said it is not surprised that under 10% of respondents to its recent Driver CPC consultation felt the new qualification had significantly improved road safety. Last week, a DSA report published alongside the DfT’s official response to a call for feedback on the effectiveness of the Driver DPC from the EC showed that just 9.5% of respondents believed it […]
In the latest episode of the Motor Transport Podcast, Chris, Ashleigh and Chris chat about the cost of congestion on the UK’s roads, as two studies named the UK as one of the most congested countries in the world. And are HGVs to blame for the nation’s pothole-riddled roads?
Penrith-based AW Jenkinson is expected to shave £700,000 off its fuel bill after putting drivers through a CPC course in fuel efficient driving techniques. One tipper driver is saving the company £156 a week alone after it approached Focale Training and asked it to design a course for 280 fleet drivers. The wood processing and green waste reclamation firm took advantage of the Driver CPC to save money on its fuel bill and drive home the message of efficient driving. […]
The long-standing row over the independence of the traffic commissioners (TCs) from Vosa has been laid to rest with the publication this week of a framework document. The document clearly sets out the roles of the TC, the Department for Transport (DfT) and its agencies. It has been signed by senior TC Beverley Bell and transport minister Mike Penning. The independence row was sparked following a letter from the DfT in late 2010 to the then senior TC Philip Brown, […]