Operators have told the DVSA its earned recognition scheme will only work if it does not abuse the privilege of handling highly sensitive data. The enforcement agency has delayed the programme’s introduction while it irons out problems relating to its technical feasibility. It is now thought that another pilot lasting six months will be launched at The CV Show next month, meaning that a full scale rollout may not be possible until 2018. But concerns about the scheme’s cost and benefits […]
Whatever their personal opinion of the traffic commissioners (TCs), most operators would agree they collectively perform a vital role in keeping the public and industry safe from rogue operators. But one commissioner in particular, Beverley Bell, was among the first to attempt to change the way the TCs are portrayed, and as she prepares to step down from her role and hand over to East of England TC Richard Turfitt, has helped shape the way the transport industry is regulated.
Fleet Source has reduced the cost of Earned Recognition (ER) audits to help operators achieve the DVSA accreditation.
Operators could face severe delays in getting new trucks registered this autumn as new EC rules on vehicle type approval kick in, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has warned.