From 1 January, standard O-licence holders will be required to demonstrate an increased level of financial facilities, after the drop in the value of value of the pound following the EU referendum. Both new applicants and existing operators will be required to demonstrate £7,950 (previously £7,850) for the first HGV and £4,400 (previously £4,350) for each additional vehicle they wish to be added to their O-licence. The financial standing requirement for restricted O-licence holders will remain the same at £3,100 […]
The FTA has called for so-called ‘delegated examiners’ to be allowed to conduct vocational driving tests in the place of regular DVSA test examiners.
A balanced approach to enforcement for all road users was a key message to emerge from speakers at the FTA’s Managing Freight in London conference on Tuesday (2 June).
The FTA has poured cold water on suggestions that operators could perform annual roadworthiness tests on their own vehicles.