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.
You can now voluntarily register your buses, coaches and trailers with VOSA.
This year’s Tyre Safety month – October – focussed on the importance of checking your tyre pressure. But there’s more to tyres than pressure and more to tyre safety than checking them once a year.
Load security is one of the top issues when Paul Walker, VOSA’s Industry Liaison Manager, talks to Operators and Drivers across the country...
The Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL) – the UK's premier health and safety research and incident investigations establishment – has published two straightforward, jargon-free guides aimed at professional drivers and operators in the transport and logistics sector.
The Highways Agency, which looks after the motorways and major A-roads in England, has help and advice for everyone travelling this winter – especially in severe weather. To prepare for your journey, make sure you carry an emergency kit and plan around the weather.
VOSA’s Remote Enforcement Office – REO – is a different method of following up our encounters with your vehicles.
Mobile cranes operating under the Special Types General Order (STGO) are not subject to the braking requirements listed in VOSA’s HGV inspection manual. VOSA has been working with the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) to clarify the in-service brake performance testing …
Transport Managers who hold a Grandfather Rights – or GFR – certificate have until 20 November 2013 to apply for their new Acquired Rights certificate.
VOSA recently announced our intention to ramp up roadside inspections and other enforcement activities in a bid to improve standards of van operation. Half of all vans (light goods vehicles) fail their MOT test. Many of these vehicles are also being driven in an unsafe condition, attracting a large number of prohibitions at the roadside, and found to be overloaded 90% of the time.
The VOSA Effectiveness Report for 2012 – 2013 is now out. Our annual effectiveness report looks at how well our work over the past year has supported the compliance of buses, trucks, and MOT garages in line with standards that help maintain road safety.