The DVSA has been forced to take on extra staff to address a backlog of annual test results created by an IT glitch that has prevented hauliers from paying their Vehicle Excise Duty (VED). The IT problem at DVSA, which began in March, came to light last month after RHA received an “unprecedented” number of complaints from members struggling to pay their VED due to test data on their fleets not being processed. Last month DVSA announced it had a […]
The way that Vosa approached its investigation into the operations of Commercial Vehicle Solutions (CVS) was as near to entrapment as it was possible to get, it was suggested by defence counsel at Leeds Crown Court earlier this month.
Three men convicted of “industrial scale” tachograph manipulation have been jailed for a total of nine years at Preston Crown Court.
With an improving economy and subsequent pressure for operators to improve pay, it’s been a year of hard negotiation for many, and in some cases road transport businesses and even the DVSA have had to contend with industrial action including strikes. Motortransport.co.uk looks back at a year of disputes.