The chief executive of the DVSA has told an influential group of MPs that traffic commissioners should be “abolished” and operator cases pursued through the courts instead. Giving evidence to the transport select committee, which is currently investigating the work of the enforcement agency, outgoing chief Gareth Llewellyn described the TCs as “anachronistic” and said a significant amount of money could be saved by doing away with them. He said: “In the operator world there’s a group called the traffic […]
A Scottish transport firm has condemned as “inexcusable” delays by the traffic commissioner’s office in processing O-licence applications after it was left waiting since May to run HGVs.
Andrew Baxter, MD of Europa Worldwide Group, has rejected claims that operators are set for major disruption at the channel ports at the end of the Brexit transition period, arguing that such speculation is “basically wrong”.
Activity in the UK’s haulage sector is back to 84% of pre-Covid-19 levels but is still lagging behind its EU peers, according to research by Geotab and Webfleet Solutions.