Tuesday, September 28, 2021
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...
Moves to prevent DCPC repetition announced by DVSA

Action to prevent DCPC course repetition announced

DVSA has detailed changes to how Driver CPC (DCPC) training is managed to ensure that unnecessary repetition of courses is not undertaken within the...
Financial standing levels for 2021

2021 financial standing level revised downwards by TCs

The financial standing level required of holders of standard O-Licences has been revised downwards slightly for 2021, the Traffic Commissioners (TCs) have announced. Rates that...
Richard Turfitt to speak at UK Bus and Coach Conference

Senior TC Turfitt joins UK Bus and Coach Conference line-up

Senior Traffic Commissioner Richard Turfitt has been added to the line-up of speakers at the UK Bus and Coach Conference. The online event will...

Go-Ahead’s Wills and former TfL head Brown join NITHC Board

Go-Ahead Group’s Ed Wills and former Transport for London (TfL) Commissioner Mike Brown are among five non-executive appointments to the Board of the Northern...