On Monday 13 July 2015, the Senior Traffic Commissioner launched a consultation on how commissioners deal with the conduct of professional truck, bus and coach drivers. Whether you’re a driver, transport manager or operator, the Senior Traffic Commissioner wants to hear from you.
Having an effective way to report defects should be a key part of your vehicle maintenance regime. It’s also a good way to make sure your drivers know which defects to look for. This could include locked emergency exits or missing break-glass hammers on buses and coaches.
Earlier this year, the Senior Traffic Commissioner published revised guidance for operators of local bus services in England (outside London) and Wales. If you’ve seen the document already, you’ll know the punctuality and reliability standards haven’t changed.
Planning ahead – it’s something we all like to do well. But sometimes unexpected events, or things we’ve put to one side, take us by surprise. When it comes to running vehicles, your planner will be full of dates: safety inspections, tax disc renewals, MOTs and countless other entries.
New load security guidance has been published to help vehicle operators transport loads securely. The guidance details your responsibilities, the consequences of not securing your load correctly and how DVSA enforces the rules.
Myth - roadworthiness prohibitions can only be removed at DVSA goods vehicle testing stations.
From 6 April 2015, the speed limit for HGVs travelling on single and dual carriageways in England and Wales will be increased.
DVSA will be exhibiting at stand 4F50 in Hall 4, at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, taking place from 14 – 16 April, at the NEC Birmingham.
From 1 April 2015, we’ll be introducing a simpler, more consistent headlamp standard that aligns the headlamp aim test with the 2010/48/EU and 2014/45/EU directives.
DVSA has improved the service it provides to Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs) and on Monday 9 March 2015, the new arrangements formally went live for those operating in the Next Generation Testing pilot area in South Wales and Herefordshire.