The DVSA’s ability to resolve a huge backlog in vocational driver tests has been questioned by Logistics UK, which called for expanding delegated testing to fix the crisis. Since driver testing resumed, the DVSA said it had increased the number of tests available by extending operating hours, but it also acknowledged that the pandemic had posed an “unprecedented challenge”. The Logistics Skills Network recently calculated that 118,000 tests are now required over the next 12 months in order to plug […]
Logistics UK has called on the government to scrap plans to ramp up fuel duty to help pay for the Covid-19 crisis.
Marian Kitson joined the DVSA as director of enforcement in September 2018 after 32 years with HMRC. Speaking to MT editor Steve Hobson at the Microlise Transport Conference in May, Kitson said the agency’s flagship Earned Recognition scheme for the most compliant operators was going well.
Gregory Distribution is launching an HGV driver training academy at its Cullompton depot that aims to train up to 10 candidates a month to obtain their Category C licences.