Northern Ireland’s road transport regulator Donald Armstrong is to step down from the role at the end of March. Career civil servant Armstrong oversaw the introduction the new Transport Regulation Unit (TRU) in the province four years ago and became its head. The unit – which became operational in July 2012 – has succeeded in registering and bringing more than 4,000 own account operators in Northern Ireland into the O-licensing system. Previously, only hire or reward operators in Northern Ireland […]
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 […]
The FTA has accused the government of “dragging its feet” over O-licence reform, two years after a review into the traffic commissioners’ (TCs) work was published.