Authorised testing facilities (ATFs) could still be left without vehicle test staff as a result of industrial action if talks taking place on Monday 8 June between union Prospect and DVSA chief executive Alastair Peoples do not go well. The union and the government agency are meeting next week to discuss concerns among HGV testing staff employed by the DVSA about the new contracts they are being asked to sign in relation to the introduction of Next Generation Testing (NGT) […]
A DfT review of the HGV testing system is on the cards in a move that could see the DVSA’s monopoly on HGV testing overturned and the door opened to accredited Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) operators.
The DSA had 100 Driver CPC audits referred to it by JAUPT last year after concerns about the standard of training provision were raised following general inspections.
The FTA has said it is important that the requirements for DVSA’s earned recognition scheme are realistic, but should still challenge participants to be exemplary operators.