The government is to launch a major review of the DVSA’s HGV testing system which could clear the way for accredited private sector testers and break the DVSA’s grip on HGV tests by the end of the year. The review, exclusively revealed yesterday by motortransport.co.uk, was confirmed today in a letter from Transport Minister Baroness Vere to the chairman of the Authorised Testing Facilities Operators Association (ATFOA) and RHA. Both organisations hailed the move and said they hoped the review would […]
Skills shortages is a constant theme for the logistics sector that was tackled on day two of the virtual Commercial Motor Show.
A Leicestershire haulier has had its licence revoked after failing to demonstrate financial standing and racking up an “appalling” test history.
The government missed an opportunity to shake up HGV testing after a review into the service failed to acknowledge reform was needed, according to Logistics UK. The industry had welcomed the review when it was announced last year by Conservative peer Lord Attlee. At the time, Attlee pointed to the existence of accredited private sector testers for trains, planes and cranes, and questioned why the same testing regime should not apply to HGVs and trailers. In addition, the industry has […]