The DVSA’s chief executive told MPs that the industry’s significant driver shortage is an “image issue” and nothing to do with the enforcement agency’s testing capacity performance. Giving evidence to the transport select committee, Gareth Llewellyn said “no-one was knocking my door down” to tell him there were not enough HGV driving examiners and that before the lockdown in March, there were thousands of vacant slots available. The outgoing chief executive’s comments have once again come as a surprise to […]
A government ban on truck drivers taking any break other than a 45-minute rest period in seven Kent boroughs from January next year has been slammed by the freight industry.
An interim agreement has been reached between the DVSA and unions Prospect and the PCS in their long-running dispute over terms and conditions for staff at the government agency.
Transport for London (TfL) is exhorting operators to follow the example of delivery firm Whistl and get their fleets ready for the introduction of its Direct Vision Standard (DVS).