Much of James Backhouse’s piece appears to conflate DVSA and the Traffic Commissioners (TCs) together and confuses the role of the regulators (TCs) with that of the enforcement agency (DVSA). Nonetheless, there are some points that we would like to address. Firstly, Mr Backhouse’s comments about the level of Office of the Traffic Commissioner (OTC) communications with the industry. He claims that many changes of policy adopted by DVSA and the TCs are introduced with little industry awareness. We obviously cannot […]
Twelve former drivers at North Cumbria haulage firm Ross International have had their HGV licences revoked after they used various devices to falsify their driving records. After driver conduct hearings in Carlisle, Glasgow and Warrington, traffic commissioner for Scotland Joan Aitken and deputy TCs for the North West of England, Patrick Mulvenna and Simon Evans, disqualified the drivers – all from the north of England and Scotland – for between nine and 18 months A joint investigation by DVSA and […]
Parcels and secure delivery firm DX Network Services has been fined £200,000 after “systemic” safety failures led to a worker losing a leg after being hit by a forklift truck.
The DSA is to work with the industry to develop a revised process for approving Driver CPC training courses.