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.
All UK ADR drivers whose driver training photo card was issued since 29 October 2012 will receive a replacement card.
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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.