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.
We’re currently working towards transforming our approach to enforcement which gives recognition to compliant operators as well as focusing on the seriously or serially non-compliant.
Restricted PSV applicants and operators are coming under greater scrutiny by Traffic Commissioners because of fair competition rules. If you’re running vehicles under a restricted PSV operator’s licence, there are a number of standards you need to meet to keep your licence.
It’s now been a year since Driver CPC became compulsory for all professionals drivers. It’s important that all drivers make the most of their training. We know that everyone will have different needs and priorities depending on their circumstances, but here are some general tips on how to get the most out of Driver CPC.