The Government is hoping to ease pressure on the country’s supply chains caused by the driver shortage by temporarily extending so-called ‘cabotage’ rights.
The DfT says 5,000 HGV drivers will be able to come to the UK for three months in the run-up to Christmas.
Almost 10% of the UK truck fleet is now represented on the Earned Recognition scheme, according to DVSA head of national enforcement Caroline Hicks.
The Government has announced changes to the HGV driver test in order to free up capacity for 50,000 additional tests per year.
The DVSA has launched a recruitment drive for 40 additional vocational driving examiners to help combat the ongoing driver shortage.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a review into the future of the country’s traffic commissioners.
The Traffic Commissioners (TC) for Great Britain have published its annual report for 2020 to 2021.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has launched a consultation on proposals to help ease the chronic shortage of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers.
The Highways England funded pilot scheme also identified 5,000 overweight vehicles a month.
Trainee LGV drivers have lost almost £200,000 during 2020 as a result of their theory test certificates expiring during the lockdown periods.
Drivers and operators of commercial and public service vehicles are being reminded that tyres aged more than 10 years old fitted to the front-steered axles will be illegal from February 1, 2021.
The outgoing head of the DVSA, Gareth Llewellyn, has called for traffic commissioners to be scrapped and HGV inspections to be overhauled.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is warning fleet operators about seriously defective aftermarket truck brake drums.
Tyres aged ten years and older will be banned from lorries, buses and coaches on roads in England, Scotland and Wales in a boost to road safety.
Barry Proctor Services is backing the Highways England call for road users to ensure they carry out simple safety checks on their vehicles and loads before any journey.
One in every four vans, examined in roadside tests by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), exceeded their maximum payload capacity.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced from July 4, all vehicle approval tests will restart.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have announced that MOT tests for lorries, buses or trailers will restart from July 4.
With the extension of MOT expiration dates, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has complied a list of key checks to help van operators keep vans road legal.
CPC training providers are offering drivers remote training to help fill the gap after coronavirus forced the closure of classroom-based courses.