A six month pilot of next generation testing (NGT) will commence next month in south Wales with more than 20 ATF operators. Alex Fiddes, director of operations at DVSA – formerly Vosa and the DSA – said the trial will kick off in the middle of March and run through until September. “The pilot involves 25 technical staff; we’ve created a new management team dedicated solely to the pilot area, and we’re in the process of meeting with ATF operators […]
Senior traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell has welcomed the DfT pledge to make greater use of the Compliance Forum in influencing Vosa enforcement policy.
Union Prospect has confirmed a strike by its members at the DVSA. It comes after it received support for industrial action in a ballot over the pay and conditions that will apply as part of the introduction of the Next Generation Testing (NGT) model the agency is rolling out nationwide, and also over new flexible working patterns more generally.
Vosa’s delayed shake-up of the Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) system will take effect from October. OCRS changes had been slated for 30 April originally but this, and a subsequent 1 July deadline, were missed. As of last month the agency still didn’t have a revised date for the introduction of the new OCRS system. However, in a statement today Vosa says: “In April we informed you that the introduction of the changes to improve the current OCRS was delayed […]