Head of Vehicle Testing Policy, Gordon Thomson, explains what we've learned since the changes came in and looks to the future.
"I think the only way, as an industry, we can get better is to work harmoniously, rather than acrimoniously. And I think earned recognition is a big step in the right direction."
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 …
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.
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.
Back in March, we told you about a THINK! campaign highlighting new penalties for drivers caught using a handheld mobile phone while driving. Ultimately, you can’t concentrate on the road and use your mobile phone at the same time. So, please THINK! and put your phone away while driving.
From Wednesday 1 February 2017, we won’t be accepting any technical applications for the HGV, PSV, Trailer, Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) and approval schemes by email.
Instead, you’ll need to apply online through GOV.UK.
Think about all the people in your business you simply couldn’t do without. Who comes to mind? Drivers, mechanics, traffic planners? If you have a standard licence, your transport manager will definitely be on the list.