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New Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness – what it means to Operators

The DVSA’s updated Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness was released in April 2018.  At the time of it’s release there were a reported 73,458 goods vehicle operator’s licenses and 8,836 bus and coach operator’s licences in circulation.  What that should mean is that over 80,000 copies of the newly updated guide ought to have been downloaded […]

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Trojan Horse or new Era for Safety Compliance?

The DVSA’s (relatively) new Earned Recognition Scheme is being promoted within the Traffic Commissioners’ Annual Report as a way to improve road safety by taking “open and trustworthy operators” off the DVSA’s radar, thereby allowing them extra time and resources to focus on the “high-risk” operators. The Scheme is billed as a new way for […]

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Office of the Traffic Commissioner – Consultation on Industry Guidance

The Senior Traffic Commissioner has today launched a consultation on key guidance for transport operators.  13 of the 15 Statutory Documents have been revised.  The revisions include: Stronger guidance on the practice of “fronting” Greater emphasis on the importance of completing applications Improved guidance around continuous and effective management A new section of driver employment […]

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Plating and Testing Exemptions – 2018 Changes

For decades, many categories of “specialised” heavy vehicles have been exempt from the requirements to have a valid Goods Vehicle Testing Certificate as well as to have plates fitted which display the limits set for their maximum operating weights (both, of which, have long been standard fair for most heavy goods vehicles).  Now the law […]

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