The FTA has said it is important that the requirements for DVSA’s earned recognition scheme are realistic, but should still challenge participants to be exemplary operators. Commenting after the DVSA detailed the KPIs operators taking part in the scheme’s trial will be measured against, the FTA’s head of licensing and compliance information, James Firth, said earned recognition will need to find a delicate balance between stretching operators whilst remaining achievable. Some areas require 100% compliance, leaving no margin for error. […]
The DVSA has suspended dangerous goods vehicle (ADR) inspections in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
The DVSA is considering allowing operators within its Earned Recognition scheme to conduct their own annual tests.