Conservative peer Lord Attlee has weighed in on the side of the logistics industry by tabling an amendment which could end the DVSA’s monopoly on HGV testing. Lord Attlee’s amendment to the government’s Business and Planning Bill calls for the government to allow Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) operators to carry out road worthiness HGV and trailer tests. If approved by the House of Lords, the amendment could open up HGV testing to ATF operators. The peer’s amendment comes as the […]
We are well aware of the distinction between the Office of the Traffic Commissioner (OTC) and the DVSA. However, the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 and the relevant statutory instruments from which the Code derives, expressly relates to both institutions and, in the constraints of a short article, we have approached both in the way that we have to seek brevity.
With HGV driver training courses costing around £3,500 and the absence of a fully fledged HGV driver apprenticeship, the industry’s driver shortage looks set to continue. So is it time to look to alternatives?
Vosa’s delayed shake-up of the Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) system will take effect from October. OCRS changes had been slated for 30 April originally but this, and a subsequent 1 July deadline, were missed. As of last month the agency still didn’t have a revised date for the introduction of the new OCRS system. However, in a statement today Vosa says: “In April we informed you that the introduction of the changes to improve the current OCRS was delayed […]