The outgoing head of the DVSA, Gareth Llewellyn, has called for traffic commissioners to be scrapped and HGV inspections to be overhauled.
Improvements have been made, but applications take too long and restricted licences should be dropped, say fleets. John Lewis reports
In 2017/18, the commissioners held 971 hearings into businesses reported for safety or licensing breaches, taking action to prevent the most serious offenders from running vehicles in the future.
The Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain have launched a consultation to look at whether the financial resources test for restricted operator licence holders needs to be changed.
Allen Transport used extra vehicles without permission, breaching the terms of its transport licence.
Traffic commissioners and the DVSA to crack down on operators using ‘tank is full’ emulators.
One of the most powerful and influential people in UK road transport, Nick Denton, will speak at Fleet Live, the most important conference and exhibition in fleet.
A&Y Adams and Sons is to be suspended from operating HGVs for not paying enough attention to safety and licensing standards.
GSR Distributions, trading as Spiceway, had operated a defective vehicle that had last been given a routine safety inspection five months earlier.
A haulage firm has been criticised for wasting valuable tribunal time after failing to withdraw a public inquiry request.
A transport manager who admitted AdBlue cheat devices had been fitted to multiple vehicles on his instructions has been banned from the industry indefinitely.
Beaver tail vehicles required for directional drilling must now be specified on an operator licence, in accordance with a decision by the Deputy Traffic Commissioner.
Traffic Commissioner, Kevin Rooney, warns commercial fleets not to circumnavigate emission controls after more cases are unearthed.
Rapid Response Deliveries has lost its licence to operate vehicles after one of its trucks was found with a device designed to cheat emissions tests.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has revealed that one in 12 lorries checked by its examiners were fitted with emissions fraud devices.
Director of Danson (Midlands) has been banned from operating commercial vehicles for two years.
Operators and transport managers who don’t give their full attention to compliance responsibilities are at risk of losing their repute.
Traffic Commissioners annual report highlights the importance of robust systems to achieve and maintain compliance.
A Linwood transport firm, AK Express Scotland, has been refused permission to operate HGVs from Lanark and Paisley by industry regulator Joan Aitken.
Traffic Commissioner says that trust in Lyndon Thomas had been abused by “a lack of action and a lack of realisation”.