UK-registered HGVs topped the list of vehicles found to be fitted with emissions fraud devices during four months of checks by the DVSA. One in every 12 of all vehicles – UK and non UK – checked for emissions fraud devices were discovered to be fitted with one between August and November last year. Of 3,735 trucks stopped 293 (8%) contained cheat devices such as AdBlue emulators, which prevent AdBlue systems from operating and increase vehicles’ NOX output. The DVSA […]
The head of road freight and transport policy at the FTA has predicted a hectic final year ahead for Driver CPC, but believes the industry can ultimately meet the challenge.
There’s a funding issue to be addressed in 2013 according to the transport commissioners’ annual reports, but operators aren’t expected to foot the bill. Roger Brown reports. Senior traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell said her top priority during the coming year will be to hold talks with Vosa chiefs to ensure TCs continue to be properly resourced and financed. In the Traffic Commissioners’ Annual Reports for 2011-12, Bell explained that as their work is paid for by operators who have […]
Hauliers should expect to receive an S-mark prohibition and face a follow-up investigation if enforcement officers discover a tyre aged 10 years or older fitted to front axles from next year.