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Brexit: driving abroad is changing

By |2019-02-22T15:09:18+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Brexit: driving abroad is changing Commercial drivers operating in the EU need to prepare for Brexit by making sure they have the right documents. To prepare for deal and no deal scenarios, you need to: register trailers for international commercial use weighing over 750kg check if you need International Driving Permits and how many you may [...]

Transport manager disqualified after undermining the operator licensing system

By |2019-02-22T09:24:51+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Transport manager disqualified after undermining the operator licensing system Traffic Commissioner said the loss of repute was unavoidable with significant issues of trust raised Trust and honesty are at the foundation of the operator licensing regime. A recent public inquiry saw that trust break down beyond repair. A transport manager learned the hard way recently that [...]

Commercial vehicle testing: the year ahead

By |2019-02-21T09:36:42+00:00February 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Commercial vehicle testing: the year ahead In his latest update, Gordon Thomson gives you the latest information on heavy vehicle testing. This includes: how we'll provide digital support to vehicle testing staff by giving them a mobile device and a new application providing ATF managers and commercial vehicle operators with timely online access to test [...]

Operator survey: you may be called

By |2019-02-20T09:19:47+00:00February 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Operator survey: you may be called To help us identify service improvements and work more closely with you, we'd like to gather some feedback. To do this, we have asked BMG research to call some of you in the next few weeks. They’ll ask you if you'd like to take part in a telephone interview. You'll [...]

How to report non-compliant operators

By |2019-02-20T09:26:55+00:00February 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

How to report non-compliant operators Do you know who to contact if you see a dangerous vehicle or driver? As transport regulators, the traffic commissioners promote safe passenger and goods transport. Although most operators, like you, comply with the rules and take operator licensing very seriously, some aren't as diligent and don't keep road safety [...]

Operator follows through on promise to take action

By |2019-02-14T10:44:49+00:00February 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Putting things right: a success story Operator follows through on promise to take action Each week we bring you stories of operators who’ve failed to change their approach to compliance. It’s as bad when they come before commissioners as it was during the DVSA visit. But there are times when licence holders put things right. [...]

DVLA: tips to stay safe online

By |2019-02-12T14:54:37+00:00February 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

DVLA: tips to stay safe online Advice on how to avoid becoming a target for online fraudsters As an operator of heavy goods or public service vehicles, you'll already know the importance of security when it comes your vehicles and what you carry in them. However, online security may not be an obvious concern to [...]

Heavy vehicles needing an annual test for the first time

By |2019-02-06T09:28:16+00:00February 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Heavy vehicles needing an annual test for the first time 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 test. Vehicles [...]

How we develop our digital licensing services for industry

By |2019-02-06T09:19:47+00:00February 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

How we develop our digital licensing services for industry Find out how we're working to improve VOL We're constantly working to improve our digital licensing services. In the latest blog for Moving On, we explain how we build those services and talk about what we've been working on recently. Read more Click here for the [...]