The first key speaker to be confirmed for the 2019 Microlise Transport Conference is DVSA director of enforcement Marian Kitson. Kitson (pictured) joined the DVSA in September 2018 after 30 years with HMRC and is responsible for all enforcement activities, including roadside checks, counter-fraud and investigations, intelligence and working with the Office of the Traffic Commissioner. “DVSA’s priority is to protect everyone from unsafe drivers and vehicles. Being able to connect directly with the industry at the Microlise Transport Conference […]
Traffic commissioner (TC) Kevin Rooney has likened the use of AdBlue emulators on HGVs to fitting magnets to interfere with tachographs as the third haulier within a month was punished for cheating emission rules.
Caroline Hicks, head of the National Enforcement Group at the DVSA will provide a critical update on the Earned Recognition Scheme at the Microlise Transport Conference on 20 May. She will also explain how it enables the DVSA to target major cases of serial non-compliance among operators. Earned Recognition was first introduced in 2018 and is designed as a way to prove fleet operators meet driver and vehicle standards, by regularly sharing performance information with DVSA. As a result, vehicles […]
The Driving Standards Agency has said it “is not currently seeking” to increase the number of third party sites that carry out vocational driving tests.