Operators could be in breach of their fleet insurance policies if their drivers’ medicals were conducted by Doctors on Wheels, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has warned. The association is advising affected operators to contact their insurers to check whether their fleet insurance is valid. The warning follows DVLA’s announcement that it would no longer accept D4 medical reports completed by Doctors on Wheels received after 20 June 2019. The ban is the result of a joint investigation into […]
Operators could see a reduction in the fees paid for digital tachograph cards later this year, as DVLA looks to return a £25m surplus.
HGV drivers have been warned by the DVLA that it will no longer accept medical reports from Doctors on Wheels, raising concerns that thousands of HGV drivers could be behind the wheel but unfit to drive.
Government plans to centralise DVLA operations could lead to delays in taxing vehicles and the issuing of drivers’ cards, as well as creating additional administrative costs for operators, warns the FTA. Transport minister Mike Penning announced last week that 39 regional DVLA offices would close by the end of 2013, with all services shifted online, handled by intermediaries (such as local Post Offices) or via a centralised operation at Swansea. However, the FTA says local DVLA offices play a vital […]