Only half the foreign-registered trucks visiting Northern Ireland are paying the HGV Road User Levy, NI minister of the environment, Mark Durkan, has suggested. Responding recently to a written question about the impact of the HGV Road User Levy on cross-border trade in Ireland, Durkan confirmed: “The most recent data from the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) indicates that compliance is around 50%”. A spokeman for the Department of the Environment (DOE) has since confirmed that the DVA data Durkan […]
The long-awaited driver apprenticeship standard for Cat C+E licences is due to be published this summer, according to the FTA.
TfL has done well to minimise compliance costs under the Safer Lorry Scheme but ultimately the initative remains misguided, the FTA has said.
The FTA has poured cold water on suggestions that operators could perform annual roadworthiness tests on their own vehicles.