The DVSA is looking at a range of options to make its Earned Recognition (ER) scheme for ‘exemplar’ operators more commercially attractive. Speaking at the recent Invergold North West transport conference, DVSA head of Earned Recognition Phillip Breen said there would be a limited number of new authorised testing facilities (ATFs) given the go ahead in future and ER operators would be “at the front of the queue”. The DfT is also considering a trial allowing ER operators to employ […]
Operators have told the DVSA its earned recognition scheme will only work if it does not abuse the privilege of handling highly sensitive data.
DPD is to give its self-employed workers new rights including sick pay, annual leave and a pension as part of a new driver code, which comes after the death of a self-employed driver earlier this year.
The logistics industry has welcomed the proposals in the Taylor review into self-employed workers as a sensible, half-way house that would provide those in the ‘gig economy’ more security while still affording businesses the flexibility they require.