The DVSA has outlined a fundamental shift in its approach, which will see it move from a culture of enforcement towards a focus on compliance. Speaking at the Microlise conference in Coventry last week, DVSA’s head of enforcement transformation Caroline Hicks conceeded that the agency’s current procedures, including around 10,000 roadside checks a month, were expensive for both hauliers and the DVSA, intrusive, and not an effective method of reaching the whole industry. A single roadside check, with a supermarket […]
Road transport trade associations the FTA and RHA have welcomed the appointment of Beverley Bell as Senior Traffic Commissioner (STC). Bell, who has been acting STC since Philip Brown’s retirement last October, takes on her new role for at least the next four years. She will also continue as TC for the North West of England. Jack Semple, RHA policy director, says: “We welcome the appointment of Beverley Bell as STC, she knows the transport industry well and as acting […]
The Microlise Driver of the Year winners have been revealed.
In the latest episode of the Motor Transport Podcast, Chris, Ashleigh and Chris chat about the cost of congestion on the UK’s roads, as two studies named the UK as one of the most congested countries in the world. And are HGVs to blame for the nation’s pothole-riddled roads?