5) Beverley Bell, Senior Traffic Commissioner Bell has continued to champion the independence of the TCs and has rarely stayed out of the headlines. Make no bones about it, Bell knows her status and power in the industry and is not afraid to use. Last year she had no qualms about taking a swipe at Vosa for, in her words, not doing enough to target the “tough hard core of highly non-compliant operators”. In April, speaking before the Transport Select Committee […]
Vosa has unveiled plans to cut the fees charged to authorised testing facilities (ATFs) for vehicle tests, while raising those that apply at its own test stations. The move is intended to apportion costs more fairly between vehicle operators using the two different test routes.
Traffic commissioner (TC) Kevin Rooney has likened the use of AdBlue emulators on HGVs to fitting magnets to interfere with tachographs as the third haulier within a month was punished for cheating emission rules.
The decline in the number of O-licences in circulation continues, according to the latest report from the traffic commissioners. The number of licences in issue fell by 3,000 last year, from 84,072 in 2011-12 to 80,894 in 2012-13.