Most of the faults our staff find at the roadside could have been easily prevented if the driver had carried out their walkaround checks. Not only could it mean avoiding prohibitions and fines, it’ll make your job and Britain’s roads safer.
We’ve reviewed the OCRS system through our complaints and enquiries service, and from feedback from traffic and vehicle examiners. As a result, we’ve introduced some changes and operators can request a report from today (Tuesday 6 December 2016).
From today (14 November 2016), you can use the new online services to apply for and manage vehicle operator licences. You should find the redesigned services much easier to use than the old self-service system they replace.
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.
It’s been a while since our last update on Vehicle Operator Licensing the new online system that’s replacing operator licensing self service.
In this blog we look at how we've tested the new service and what you need to do to get ready for it.
Most operators are well aware of who the traffic commissioners are. But what happens when professional drivers get it wrong?
In this guest blog, THINK! talks about their new cycle safety campaign. The campaign is encouraging lorry drivers to take the extra time to look out for cyclists.
We’d like to thank everyone who completed the survey about our ATF forums and let you know that we’ve used your valuable feedback to develop future plans for both our forums and communications channels.
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.
Myth: You can’t drive away from a test station if you’ve been issued a failure certificate.
If your vehicle has failed its annual test it isn’t road legal. If you intend to use it on the road you should have it repaired as soon as possible.
You may remember filling in your application for an operator’s licence as though it was yesterday. If not, you’ll almost definitely remember the relief you felt after hearing the Traffic Commissioner had given you permission to begin running vehicles.