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.
The Department for Transport will very soon introduce a regulation outlining two new exemptions from the requirement to hold the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) qualification. The first exemption benefits both mechanics and valets delivering vehicles.
We are one step closer to a new, time-based user charge for all heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) using the UK road network in April 2014.
Offences against roadworthiness, overloading and drivers’ hours rules now result in higher penalties at the roadside. Fixed penalties and financial deposits for vans, trucks and buses increased on 16 August 2013.
VOSA has completed our investigation into simplifying heavy vehicle test procedures. The aim is to reduce the burden on both operators and VOSA without compromising road safety or the environment.
The topic you want to know most about during our visits is load security – how we apply the rules and what drivers can expect at the roadside. We’ve addressed the most common questions here, to share our responses with a wider audience.
Individual Vehicle Approval – or IVA – for multi-stage build trailers will come in on 29 October 2013. But no matter what type of vehicle you want to have approved, there are some things that you can do to get your IVA test appointment as promptly as possible.