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An operator’s journey: from S mark to suspension to satisfaction

By |2020-03-23T10:55:45+00:00March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

An operator’s journey: from S mark to suspension to satisfactory Licence holder moves from critical to compliant after public inquiry Picture this scenario. An operator’s vehicle picks up an S marked prohibition at the roadside. DVSA go out to do a full inspection and find various issues. Out of date inspection sheets (by nearly a [...]

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Trailer registration comes into force March 28th 2019

By |2020-03-23T10:55:45+00:00March 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Trailer registration comes into force tomorrow From 28 March 2019, trailers will need to be registered for international journeys. If you're using a trailer abroad after 28 March 2019, you will need to register it through DVLAs ‘Register your trailer to take it abroad’ service. The trailer registration scheme comes into force on 28 March 2019 as [...]

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Milestone reached for digital operator licence services

By |2020-03-23T10:55:45+00:00March 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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Trialling body cams for enforcement staff

By |2020-03-23T10:55:45+00:00March 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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Has your heavy vehicle been tested yet?

By |2020-03-23T10:55:46+00:00March 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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Untrustworthy operator who ignored all the warning signs has application refused

By |2020-03-23T10:55:46+00:00March 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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Essential paperwork for UK hauliers driving to the EU

By |2020-03-23T10:55:46+00:00March 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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Historical drivers’ hours offences: 1 year on

By |2020-03-23T10:55:46+00:00March 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

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' [...]

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Contacting your local OTC

By |2020-03-23T10:55:47+00:00March 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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CPC holder’s attitude towards role proves costly

By |2020-03-23T10:55:47+00:00March 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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