The DVSA is introducing a new payment portal for fixed penalty roadside fines this month to replace chip and PIN payments. The portal, which will be available from 29 January, will mean payments can be made from any location and at any time of the day by anyone nominated by the driver, for example an employer. When a driver receives a fixed penalty at an enforcement site, they will provide DVSA with a telephone number or email address for themselves or […]
The Fors Community Partnership has described the elevation of one of its silver members to gold status, just as the Upper Tribunal confirmed the firm’s O-licence should be suspended for drivers’ hours and tachograph offences, as “unfortunate timing”.
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.
The traffic commissioners (TCs) and the DVSA have urged operators to improve their approach to brake testing and maintenance after the DVSA revealed a quarter of defective trucks had a brake issue.