Serious disruption of vehicle testing operations at authorised testing facilities (ATFs) is on the cards with DVSA workers planning to escalate their industrial action from this week with a series of one day strikes. The industrial action centres around a long running dispute at DVSA over pay and conditions linked to the introduction of New Generation Testing (NGT) and, more generally, to flexible working. The decision to escalate strike action comes after Prospect members at DVSA staged a three hour […]
The MD of Tuffnells Parcels Express has said the company takes any instances of non-compliance with the drivers’ hours rules very seriously after three of its drivers admitted falsifying tachograph records.
Royal Mail has said it is “very disappointed” that managers have voted to take strike action due to a pay dispute.
The DVSA has conceded it needs more operators to join up to its earned recognition pilot to advance the project, after its its timetable for going live with the full version suffered further delay. Speaking at the RHA’s Autumn Conference yesterday (7 September), DVSA head of enforcement policy Gordon Macdonald hinted the pilot was still lacking the support from hauliers needed to get the scheme off the ground. While it was expected to go live at the end of this […]