Nearly all lorry drivers stopped in the last year have completed their Driver Certificate of Competence (CPC) periodic training.
BT Fleet has opened commercial vehicle authorised testing facility (ATF) lanes at three of its garages.
New system aims to reduce the burden and costs to SMEs
Peter Hearn, head of policy at DVSA, has told van operators that “whilst many strive to improve compliance in the van sector there is still a long way to go.”
Overloading of LGVs is still the top offence on UK roads, according to the latest annual effectiveness report by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
A major new campaign is to be launched in January by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) in a bid to improve van safety.
The van sector poses the greatest threat to road safety because a significant number of fleets are flouting the rules.
The Government will not introduce a licensing regime similar to that faced by HGV fleets to raise standards for van operators, according to Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).