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). The warnings follow a technical problems this week on the day of the Driver CPC deadline (9 September) which saw the […]
Industrial action by DVSA vehicle testing staff looks to have been averted after a positive meeting between the government agency and trade union Prospect last week.
Driver First Assist (DFA) was recognised at a parliamentary reception last week (18 January) and has received warm words and £70,000 of funding from the DfT. Motor Transport technical editor Colin Barnett takes a look back at the development of the first aider scheme.
Employers, not just their employees, will find themselves before Britain’s traffic commissioners (TCs) if drivers have not completed their periodic training by September 2014. Speaking at the RHA National Training Conference last week in Birmingham, senior TC Beverley Bell made clear her support for continuous professional development, stating “driver training is essentially about investing in your staff”. Bell set out the position of the TCs in regards to the fast-approaching deadline for those granted grandfather rights to complete their Driver […]