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Operator follows through on promise to take action

Putting things right: a success story Operator follows through on promise to take action Each week we bring you stories of operators who’ve failed to change their approach to compliance. It’s as bad when they come before commissioners as it was during the DVSA visit. But there are times when licence holders put things right. [...]

By |2019-02-14T10:44:55+00:00February 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DVLA: tips to stay safe online

DVLA: tips to stay safe online Advice on how to avoid becoming a target for online fraudsters As an operator of heavy goods or public service vehicles, you'll already know the importance of security when it comes your vehicles and what you carry in them. However, online security may not be an obvious concern to [...]

By |2019-02-12T14:54:32+00:00February 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Heavy vehicles needing an annual test for the first time

Heavy vehicles needing an annual test for the first time Certain vehicles with heavy goods chassis will need to have had an annual test by 20 May 2019 to remain legal on Britain's roads. This is because some heavy goods vehicles lost their test exemption in May 2018 and came into the scope of test. Vehicles [...]

By |2019-02-06T09:28:26+00:00February 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How we develop our digital licensing services for industry

How we develop our digital licensing services for industry Find out how we're working to improve VOL We're constantly working to improve our digital licensing services. In the latest blog for Moving On, we explain how we build those services and talk about what we've been working on recently. Read more Click here for the [...]

By |2019-02-06T09:19:54+00:00February 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Updated PSV and HGV inspection manuals now published

Updated PSV and HGV inspection manuals now published We've updated the PSV manual and the HGV manual to reflect some recent changes. Updated sections include: steering control steering lamps service brakes Click here for the original bulletin

By |2019-02-04T09:27:47+00:00February 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fronting: know the risks

Fronting: know the risks Recent case shows need for operators and TMs to be vigilant In 2017/18, 110 operators and 144 transport managers were disqualified by traffic commissioners. Those orders were made to stop individuals overseeing vehicle operations for a certain period of time - and in the worst cases indefinitely. Legitimate on paper Some [...]

By |2019-01-31T10:41:50+00:00January 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Driver daily walkaround leaflets updated

Driver daily walkaround leaflets updated Guidance for carrying out checks on HGVs and PSVs Do you know that DVSA has updated its daily driver walkaround leaflets? You can use these leaflets to remind your drivers what checks they must carry out and record to make sure vehicles are safe to drive. At least one daily [...]

By |2019-01-30T09:11:59+00:00January 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vehicle operator licensing

Vehicle operator licensing: how we develop our services for industry In another of our guest blogs from the traffic commissioners, we find out about the latest developments for online operator licensing services. Our digital team work hard to make sure our online services are always available so your business can keep running smoothly. And because [...]

By |2019-01-28T14:45:28+00:00January 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Licence refused due to poor operator history

Licence refused due to poor operator history Traffic Commissioner criticises lack of honesty in application process Fair competition is a really important part of operator licensing. As a compliant operator, you expect to have a level playing field when you’re bidding for work against other businesses. And you want those who are trying to cheat the [...]

By |2019-01-25T10:16:43+00:00January 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Q&A: professional development for transport managers

Q&A: professional development for transport managers TMs should possess high-quality, professional knowledge to do their jobs effectively Being a transport manager carries a lot of responsibility. The role isn’t a formality; it’s a serious requirement. A TM can’t just put their name down on a licence – they must actively perform their statutory duty. And [...]

By |2019-01-22T16:50:16+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments