Saturday, May 15, 2021
DVSA warns of heavy vehicle testing availability constraints

DVSA warns of heavy vehicle test demand surge later in 2021

DVSA has warned that demand for heavy vehicle test appointments will be "significantly" higher than normal during August, September, October and November. It has...
DVSA overhauls PSV112 and ER112 forms

DVSA overhauls PSV112 and ER112 incident report procedure

DVSA has overhauled the system that coach and bus operators must use to report serious incidents involving one of their vehicles through new online...
ATFOA responds to the heavy vehicle testing review

Heavy vehicle testing review lacks change ambition: ATFOA

The Authorised Testing Facility Operators Association (ATFOA) has responded to the heavy vehicle testing review that was recently published by the Department for Transport...
Plaxton Leopard for Pulham's Coaches (resized)

Pulham’s gains Earned Recognition status: ‘It’s always been an ambition’

Bourton-on-the-Water operator Pulham’s Coaches has been recognised as an exemplar operator through the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s Earned Recognition scheme. An audit of...
Heavy vehicle testing review published

Heavy vehicle testing review: Longer intervals for ER members?

The government’s review of heavy vehicle testing has been published. While it concludes that testing “generally is not in crisis,” it recommends that some...
Heavy vehicle testing policy change from DVSA

DVSA encouraging February and March heavy vehicle testing

DVSA is encouraging heavy vehicle operators to explore whether they can reschedule any annual testing appointments to February or March. The call comes after the...
Senior TC Richard Turfitt hits back at Gareth Llewellyn's comments

Senior TC Richard Turfitt hits back at ‘anachronism’ jibe

The Traffic Commissioners (TCs) are not “an anachronism” but are instead “modern and responsive regulators,” Senior TC (STC) Richard Turfitt (pictured) told delegates at...
Driver Qualification Card date error

DVSA clarifies reissued Driver Qualification Card date error

DVSA has clarified an error with the Driver Qualification Card (DQC) expiry date on some cards that have been reissued to Driver CPC holders...
Bus service temporary variations emergency procedure introduced in England

Emergency temporary bus service variation process activated

Operators in England that need to make a temporary variation to a registered bus service because of the pandemic may now utilise of a...
Heavy vehicle testing to continue in lockdown

Heavy vehicle testing in England to continue under restrictions

Heavy vehicle testing in England will continue under the current restrictions, DVSA has confirmed. The Agency adds that it will provide a formal position...

Johnsons’ Luxury Traveller brand set to go with Irizar i8 integrals

Johnsons Coach and Bus Travel will get its Luxury Traveller brand underway on Monday 17 May with a pair of high-specification 43-seat Irizar i8...