Tag Archives: DVSA

DVSA begins nationwide crackdown on truck emission cheats

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) enforcement staff are now routinely checking trucks they stop at the roadside across Great Britain for emissions cheat devices. The national rollout of checks, which began on 1 September, follows a successful year-long pilot. During the pilot, DVSA enforcement staff caught 449 emission cheats at five sites across the country. Cheat devices, such as …

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DVSA Earned Recognition Scheme launched

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) earned recognition scheme has been officially launched after a successful year long pilot scheme involving more than 60 operators. DVSA earned recognition is a new way for organisations with lorries, buses and coaches to prove they meet driver and vehicle standards. Operators regularly share performance information with DVSA, such as their MOT initial …

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One in 12 trucks caught using emission cheat devices in DVSA clampdown

One in 12 trucks checked in a DVSA clampdown last year were found to be using emission cheat devices. The DVSA carried out roadside checks of 3,735 trucks at five locations across Great Britain between August and the end of November 2017 and found 293 trucks with a cheat device fitted. Of the 1,784 vehicles registered from mainland Britain that …

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In-cab rest break crackdown could unfairly criminalise drivers, warns RHA

New rules on where drivers can take their full weekly rest breaks in their cabs, which come in on 1 November, could unfairly criminalise them, according to the Road Haulage Association. From 1 November, drivers must take their full weekly rest breaks in cabs in formal rest areas – such as service areas and truckstops. Those who take their weekly …

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FTA calls for drivers to share experiences of rest facilities

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is calling for evidence from drivers about their experiences of rest facilities available across the country. The call comes ahead of new regulations coming in on 1 November, which will see drivers fined by the DVSA if they take their full weekly rest break in their cabs. The FTA is campaigning for urgent action to …

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