From Monday 4 June 2018, you’ll start to see learner drivers having motorway driving lessons in England, Scotland and Wales. In this post, we look at how the rules work, the benefits for learner drivers, and how this will benefit lorry and coach drivers and operators.
The roadworthiness directive will be implemented later this month, on 20 May 2018. Following my previous blog post, I wanted to give you an update about the work we’ve been doing since then.
I'm thrilled to announce that DVSA earned recognition has gone live today, Tuesday 24 April 2018. It's been a long, long road to get here (no pun intended) and we'd like to thank everyone who's supported the pilot. We've written a lot about how earned recognition works before, so I won't go over it all again …
Today, Monday 23 April 2018, we've updated the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness. It'll still give you advice on different types of inspection, inspections intervals, data storage, and essential reviews. But, by working with the industry, we've made changes that will improve the guidance …
Whether it’s buying vehicles, checking a bank balance, paying a tax bill or filing a Companies House return, practically every business transaction can be done online now. From 1 April 2018, our paper application forms won't be available to download on GOV.UK and we wanted to tell you.
My name's Ruth Kyriacos and I've been a DVSA vehicle examiner since 2002. Because it's International Women's Day, I wanted to let you know a little bit about my experience of working for DVSA as a woman and how rewarding the past 16 years have been.
We’re now getting close to implementing the roadworthiness directive. Most of the changes will happen in May 2018, so I wanted to let you know about the main ones that’ll affect heavy vehicle testing.
Most of the faults our staff find at the roadside could have been easily prevented if the driver had carried out their walkaround checks. Not only could it mean avoiding prohibitions and fines, it’ll make your job and Britain’s roads safer.
Brake performance testing should be a key part of your maintenance regime that needs to happen at every safety inspection. For most of you, this is standard practice and shows that you’re committed to running your fleet compliantly and protecting other road users.
Hello there, I’m Zoe Murray-Ross - the new Head of Enforcement for DVSA. I thought I’d introduce myself, to let you know a little bit about me and my background, and to set out what I’ll be doing at DVSA.
In late 2016, DVSA wrote to a serially non-compliant Portuguese operator, and invited them to a meeting with our enforcement staff. As a result of working with us and listening to our advice, the operator was able to avoid serious disruption to their business and continual enforcement stops.