An IT issue at DVSA, which is preventing annual test data from being processed, has left dozens of operators struggling to pay Vehicle Excise Duty (VED). The RHA said this week that it has been contacted by a number of RHA members struck by the problem, which appears to affect vehicles that have recently undergone inspection. Tom Cotton, RHA head of licensing and infrastructure policy, said: “This issue was first brought to my attention by one of our members – […]
DVSA warns HGV drivers to check they are driving legally after DVSA technical problems hit CPC records
DVSA is warning HGV drivers to check they can still drive legally after technical problems with the agency’s website prevented drivers’ training records being uploaded in time for the Driver CPC deadline this week. The agency is also asking enforcement officers to “be aware of the outages” and to “act accordingly” when checking a driver’s Driver Qualification Card (DQC).
Major operators are throwing their weight behind a campaign to save TruckPol, led by MT’s sister magazine Commercial Motor, the Road Haulage Association and the Freight Transport Association. Since the withdrawal of its government grant last April, the freight crime intelligence unit has managed to survive on funding from the private sector, including haulage firms and insurance companies. However, without any government money available for the next financial year, the unit is unable to keep operating purely on industry support […]
Operators have responded well to calls from the head of a new working group to get involved to help tackle the skills crisis, but even more involvement would be welcome. RHA chief executive Geoff Dunning says he is pleased by the response from operators to his call to get involved in the initiative [see below] made earlier this year. “There’s been a good number of volunteers,” Dunning tells MotorTransport.co.uk. “There’s no doubt that the issue of the driver population is […]