The van parc has grown at around 5% annually, offering users convenience – and an escape from tachograph regulation. But should they be subject to the same enforcement regime as HGVs? The huge rise in the use of vans up to 3.5 tonnes for parcel deliveries and distribution has taken work traditionally undertaken by HGVs and exploited a lack of regulation in the sector, according to hauliers. However, trade associations said there wasn’t an appetite in government to start fitting […]
Regulators of any function – be it regulating the road transport industry, medicines, the protection of animals or even water – must regulate for the protection of the vulnerable and with consideration for environmental or social impacts, as well as any other objectives. They must also, however, regulate with consideration for the Regulators’ Code as set out by parliament.
Gareth Llewellyn has been named as the new chief executive of the DVSA, after Alastair Peoples retired from the role last year.
Commercial vehicle rental company Fraikin has made its biggest annual purchase of rental vehicles in a decade, with a three-phase order plan worth £13m for 2015 already underway.