The DVLA is warning that its ban on driver medicals from Doctors on Wheels is still in place, after it emerged this week that the blacklisted company is continuing to offer medicals to HGV drivers. DVLA put the ban in place from 20 June this year, after it was alerted to concerns over the quality of D4 medicals being carried by the Leicester-based company. A D4 medical assessment is required for category C licence holders and includes medical and sight […]
The DVLA has extended the time period that third parties can view a driver’s licence records via an online code from 72 hours to 21 days in a “victory for common sense”.
Operators could see a reduction in the fees paid for digital tachograph cards later this year, as DVLA looks to return a £25m surplus.
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 […]