The DVSA has announced the end of the moratorium on new ATFs and is now accepting applications from operators. The enforcement agency paused the process in 2017 to help it support existing ATFs and meet their needs. But in line with the recommendations in the DfT’s recent ‘Heavy vehicle testing review’, the DVSA said it was aiming for a “phased approach to ending the moratorium” and would now start assessing applications – but only if they meet certain criteria. It […]
Most authorised testing facilities (ATFs) were unaffected by the strike carried out by Prospect vehicle testing and enforcement staff working for the DVSA earlier this month, the government agency has said.
The DVSA has admitted it now has “a number of outstanding applications” for individual vehicle approvals (IVAs) as well as appointment delays, as the enforcement agency battles to support priority testing during the pandemic.
The MD of Tuffnells Parcels Express has said the company takes any instances of non-compliance with the drivers’ hours rules very seriously after three of its drivers admitted falsifying tachograph records.