A move to cut thousands of hours of unnecessary HGV roadside spot checks could be delayed by years after the DVSA declined to invest in the technology needed to read smart tachograph data. Under new EU regulations, operators are mandated to ensure all new trucks are fitted with smart tachographs from 15 June this year. Unlike digital tachographs, smart tachographs can communicate remotely with roadside enforcement officers allowing them to remotely check tachograph data without stopping the vehicle. This could […]
The DVSA is considering allowing operators within its Earned Recognition scheme to conduct their own annual tests.
The FTA has reiterated its warning that with the Driver CPC deadline now reached, the road transport industry is facing not only a short-term driver shortage but a more serious underlying recruitment problem.
A West Yorkshire ATF operator said staff were on the verge of losing their jobs after the DVSA refused to allow its testers to conduct MOTs amid the Covid-19 pandemic.