The DVSA is considering allowing operators within its Earned Recognition scheme to conduct their own annual tests. Speaking to motortransport.co.uk at last month’s Microlise Transport Conference, Marian Kitson, director of enforcement at the DVSA, said: “The minister is telling us he is not confident of the ability of the industry to move to self-testing. “But he wants to look at it again in another year’s time for Earned Recognition operators, so that might be another benefit for Earned Recognition operators […]
The RHA and FTA have welcomed a consultation into exempting mechanics that drive goods vehicles to test centres from the scope of the Driver CPC.
Hauliers will be faced with a major training challenge if the UK quits the customs union, CEVA Logistics’ executive director Leigh Pomlett has warned MPs.
Six fuel delivery operators face further talks at Acas after tanker drivers represented by union Unite rejected proposals regarding employment security. The union, which represents some 1,200 tanker drivers will now seek further talks with DHL, BP, Wincanton, Norbert Dentressangle, Turners (Soham) and Hoyer. Delegates at the union say that while progress had been made on health, safety and training, proposals on maintaining standards, security of employment and sub-contracting did not give Unite confidence that the problems they describe as […]