The DVSA is encouraging operators to pull forward their annual tests after concerns grew that last year’s exemptions now threaten to overwhelm the regime. MoTs for heavy vehicles and trailers were suspended in 2020 in light of the coronavirus pandemic and the impact of this decision is expected to be felt later this summer when thousands of tests become due. The DVSA said test dates were not evenly spread and it expected August, September, October and November to be “significantly […]
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 […]
Hauliers are calling on the Port of Felixstowe to get its house in order and tackle “outrageously long delays” at the port before the Christmas rush.
Police are patrolling the M62 in an unmarked HGV in a bid to identify dangerous drivers and cut the number of collisions on the route.