The FTA has called for so-called ‘delegated examiners’ to be allowed to conduct vocational driving tests in the place of regular DVSA test examiners. The call comes after the government agency cancelled all outstanding training courses for delegated examiners at its Cardington, Bedfordshire, training facility through to the end of March. In a letter sent to those with bookings on its delegated examiner training courses, the DVSA said that demand for vocational tests was forecast to rise significantly and it […]
A proposed congestion charge on HGVs using the Port of Dover has been met with “incredulity” by the trade associations, which warned such a charge could jeopardise British trading relationships.
Union Prospect has confirmed it is once again contemplating industrial action over the new contracts the DVSA is seeking to get its vehicle testing staff to sign in order to accommodate its move to the Next Generation Testing (NGT) model at authorised testing facilities (ATFs).
Trade associations have welcomed London Councils’ decision not to introduce mandatory fitting of sideguards and class V and VI close-proximity mirrors aspart of its London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS).