The Fors Community Partnership has described the elevation of one of its silver members to gold status, just as the Upper Tribunal confirmed the firm’s O-licence should be suspended for drivers’ hours and tachograph offences, as “unfortunate timing”. Furthermore, it denied its decision not to review the firm’s Fors status had weakened the credibility of the standards scheme. In August, the Upper Tribunal decided to uphold a week-long suspension of the O-licence of construction haulier J O’Doherty Haulage imposed by […]
New figures from Northern Ireland’s Department of the Environment (DOE) suggest there are still many operators who should hold restricted operating licences there but do not, after changes to the operator licensing scheme back in 2012.
The DVSA has appointed economist Bridget Rosewell as non-executive chairwoman as the agency prepares to embark on a five-year strategy, focusing on value for money.
Hauliers could see HGV test fees hiked to help fund an increase in DVSA testers, following a review of the system.