The DVSA’s flagship earned recognition programme will not be launched until 2018, its chief executive has confirmed. Gareth Llewellyn’s foreword in the agency’s 2017-2018 business plan, published today, said: “We have commenced work on our earned recognition programme which, when rolled out next year, will enable us to divert resources to target the serially non-compliant and dangerous operators.” He added that the agency believed operators that demonstrate consistently high maintenance standards and responsibly managed drivers’ hours, should benefit “from this […]
With an improving economy and subsequent pressure for operators to improve pay, it’s been a year of hard negotiation for many, and in some cases road transport businesses and even the DVSA have had to contend with industrial action including strikes. Motortransport.co.uk looks back at a year of disputes.
The DVSA has confirmed it is to publish three new forms of guidance on load security. This will comprise a guide for vehicle operators, a leaflet aimed at drivers, and a series of instructional videos.
Drivers who take their 45-hour weekly rest in their cab will face a £300 fine from 1 November, and may be required to restart their rest period.