An HGV instructor register is celebrating a “hugely successful” first year after attracting more than 540 members. The National Register of HGV Instructors (NRI) launched in January 2017 and since then it has had over 20 exam centres approved and carried out 103 examinations. It is committed to promoting higher standards of HGV instruction, boosting registered instructor numbers and helping improve the national pass rate for HGV vocational tests. “The responses we have received from those newly qualified and experienced […]
Bibby Distribution’s 18-month transformation strategy is finally coming to fruition, as the MT Top 100 operator turned a profit for the first time in two years. A complete review of the operation, from warehouse to board structure, has taken place, with the company aiming to go “back to basics”. This has seen the disposal of non-logistics divisions from the Bibby Supply Chain portfolio – training arm Systems Training in 2015, and agency business Direct Workforce at the end of 2016. “From […]
Talks between DVSA management and Prospect and Public and Commercial Services (PCS) unions at arbitration service ACAS appear to be bearing fruit. Both unions have pledged to suspend all industrial action for the duration of the talks, with DVSA promising not to take disciplinary action against staff who refuse to follow work practices that are in dispute.
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.