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Traffic Commissioners Annual Report 2017-18

Traffic Commissioners Annual Report 2017-18

Posted by AndrewT on 19th Sep 2018

The annual report for 2017 to March 31st 2018 provides information on major aspects of the Traffic Commissioners’ judicial, regulatory and administrative roles. As independent regulators for the heavy … Read more
Paying the price for ineffective maintenance

Paying the price for ineffective maintenance

Posted by AndrewT on 21st Aug 2018

A skip operator’s application to increase the fleet from two to six vehicles was refused and the licence revoked for poor maintenance. When the DVSA visited the operator, the examiner found no recorde … Read more
Earned Recognition “the gold standard”

Earned Recognition “the gold standard”

Posted by AndrewT on 15th Aug 2018

Earned Recognition was launched by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) as business as usual at the CV Show in April. Since then over 50 organisations have achieved the Earned Recognition st … Read more
DVSA’s Annual Review and 5-year strategy

DVSA’s Annual Review and 5-year strategy

Posted by AndrewT on 15th Aug 2018

The latest Annual Review from the DVSA sets out some of the work the agency will be doing in 2018-19 and reports on highlights from 2017-18. 278,000 roadside vehicle checks carried out £3,900,000 … Read more
Managing basic vehicle safety checks

Managing basic vehicle safety checks

Posted by AndrewT on 13th Jul 2018

A recent study reported in CommercialFleet revealed that almost 20% of fleets surveyed did not carry out walkaround vehicle safety checks. 63% said they did conduct a walkaround check and the results … Read more
DVLA guidance for professional drivers

DVLA guidance for professional drivers

Posted by AndrewT on 13th Jul 2018

The DVLA leaflets for Large Goods Vehicles (LGV) and Passenger Carrying Vehicles (PCV) drivers provide useful guidance for new drivers and are a good reminder for more experienced drivers. They will a … Read more
3 in 4 drivers yet to complete 35 hours CPC

3 in 4 drivers yet to complete 35 hours CPC

Posted by AndrewT on 19th Mar 2018

According to research carried out recently by DCPC Training Contractor, Fleet Source, only 24% of drivers have completed the 35 hours CPC training required by 2019 with almost half at least 14 hours s … Read more
Record number of drivers sent for retraining

Record number of drivers sent for retraining

Posted by AndrewT on 16th Jan 2018

In 2017 a record number of over 1.4 million drivers were sent to offender retraining courses by the police. This includes more than one million caught for speeding offences. The first year these cours … Read more