The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted against a motion opposing the introduction of the HGV Road User Levy, finally clearing the way for enforcement of the charge to begin in the region. The vote, which took place on 4 November, brings to an end a long-running stalemate over the introduction of the subordinate legislation needed to enforce the levy, including legislation to allow the use of fixed penalties in roadside enforcement by the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA). The motion […]
The haulage industry is training sufficient HGV drivers but failing to retain them, a report by the Driver Require Think Tank has concluded.
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 […]
Reason Transport has pleaded guilty to charges in connection to the death of HGV driver Petru Pop in November 2016.