The DVSA has been urged to introduce delegated private sector testing to tackle the mounting backlog of annual HGV tests which have been suspended during the COVID-19 lockdown. The call comes from the Authorised Testing Facility Operators Association (ATFOA) which is warning that a backlog of thousands of annual HGV tests, suspended since 23 March, must be tackled immediately to ensure road safety and to prevent further financial hardship to authorised testing facility (ATF) operators, who derive a major part […]
The Fors Community Partnership has described the elevation of one of its silver members to gold status, just as the Upper Tribunal confirmed the firm’s O-licence should be suspended for drivers’ hours and tachograph offences, as “unfortunate timing”.
Caroline Hicks, head of the National Enforcement Group at the DVSA will provide a critical update on the Earned Recognition Scheme at the Microlise Transport Conference on 20 May. She will also explain how it enables the DVSA to target major cases of serial non-compliance among operators. Earned Recognition was first introduced in 2018 and is designed as a way to prove fleet operators meet driver and vehicle standards, by regularly sharing performance information with DVSA. As a result, vehicles […]