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Milestone reached for digital operator licence services

Milestone reached for digital operator licence services VOL now delivers all major licence transactions online In 2016, the traffic commissioners set a target for operators to be able to complete all major licence transactions digitally by April this year. Before VOL, you could only make vehicle changes and apply for licence variations online. Now, with [...]

By |2019-03-26T14:22:02+00:00March 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Milestone reached for digital operator licence services

Trialling body cams for enforcement staff

Why we trialled body cams for enforcement staff In our latest Moving On blog post, DVSA Enforcement Manager Matt Barker tells you about why we decided to trial body cams for our enforcement staff, how the trial went and what we're doing next. Read 'Why we trialled body cams for enforcement staff' Click here to [...]

By |2019-03-26T10:31:26+00:00March 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Trialling body cams for enforcement staff

Has your heavy vehicle been tested yet?

Has your heavy vehicle been tested yet? Last month, we explained that 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 [...]

By |2019-03-25T09:57:50+00:00March 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Has your heavy vehicle been tested yet?

Untrustworthy operator who ignored all the warning signs has application refused

Untrustworthy operator who ignored all the warning signs has application refused Traffic Commissioner says persistent non-compliance with the law means operator is unfit to hold a licence The operator licensing regime is one built around trust and honesty between the traffic commissioners and operators. The regulators need absolute certainty that the people they're licensing can [...]

By |2019-03-21T10:06:49+00:00March 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Untrustworthy operator who ignored all the warning signs has application refused

Essential paperwork for UK hauliers driving to the EU

Essential paperwork for UK hauliers driving to the EU UK commercial drivers who operate in the EU will need new paperwork in addition to the documents they already carry if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Driver documents you’ll need include: International Driving Permit(s) a passport (with at least 6 months validity, excluding [...]

By |2019-03-21T09:51:31+00:00March 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Essential paperwork for UK hauliers driving to the EU

Historical drivers’ hours offences: 1 year on

Historical drivers' hours offences: 1 year on It's been 1 year since DVSA started being able to issue fines for up to 5 drivers' hours offences committed in the previous 28 days. On the first anniversary, DVSA enforcement policy manager Mark Horton tells you how it's gone. Read 'Historical drivers' hours offences: 1 year on' [...]

By |2019-03-21T09:48:48+00:00March 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Historical drivers’ hours offences: 1 year on

Contacting your local OTC

Contacting your local OTC Do you have the right address? If you need to get in touch with the Office of the Traffic Commissioner, do you have the right contact details? You can update and make changes to your licence record online, which is usually the quickest way. But if do you need to send us [...]

By |2019-03-19T14:07:00+00:00March 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Contacting your local OTC

CPC holder’s attitude towards role proves costly

CPC holder’s attitude towards role proves costly Deputy Traffic Commissioner says TM needs time away to recognise failings Having the right knowledge is a key part of being a competent transport manager. But it’s also vital to have the right attitude as well. That’s the message Deputy Traffic Commissioner, Laura Thomas, promoted in a recent public [...]

By |2019-03-14T15:13:50+00:00March 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CPC holder’s attitude towards role proves costly

Regulators welcome new Commissioner for Scotland

Regulators welcome new Commissioner for Scotland Claire Gilmore joins the team working to keep Britain’s roads safe Traffic commissioners work to promote safe, fair, efficient and reliable passenger and goods transport. At the start of this month, they welcomed a new team member, Ms Claire Gilmore, to join that mission. Ms Gilmore is a solicitor who [...]

By |2019-03-13T09:12:37+00:00March 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Regulators welcome new Commissioner for Scotland

International Women’s Day: DVSA Director of Enforcement Marian Kitson

International Women’s Day: DVSA Director of Enforcement Marian Kitson To mark International Women's Day, DVSA's Director of Enforcement Marian Kitson has written about her experiences of working as a woman in enforcement for HMRC and DVSA. Read Marian's Moving On blog post Click here for the original bulletin

By |2019-03-11T09:49:36+00:00March 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on International Women’s Day: DVSA Director of Enforcement Marian Kitson