ATF operators are calling for DVSA to raise their pit fees by 25% after discovering the charge has been excluded from the agency’s review of its HGV statutory test fees. The Association of Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFOA) has written to DVSA and the DfT to demand pit fees be included in the review with a proposal that they are increased by a quarter to make up for having been capped for the past 11 years. The review of HGV statutory […]
Whatever their personal opinion of the traffic commissioners (TCs), most operators would agree they collectively perform a vital role in keeping the public and industry safe from rogue operators. But one commissioner in particular, Beverley Bell, was among the first to attempt to change the way the TCs are portrayed, and as she prepares to step down from her role and hand over to East of England TC Richard Turfitt, has helped shape the way the transport industry is regulated.
The new HGV driving test requirements are a “panicked” reaction to a driver shortage created by the government’s policy on Brexit, warns parcel delivery service ParcelHero this week.
With all HGV MOTs suspended for three months from 21 March, there looks like being a serious backlog to sort out later in the year. John Kendall reveals what the situation was like before the closure, and what we can expect once things get back to normal…