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Road safety advice available at commercial vehicle show

The DVSA is attending CVS 2016 this April with presentations and expert advice available on a range of commercial vehicle operations and regulations. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will be at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show from 26 …

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HGV lateral protection device guidance

The DVSA has issued a guide to haulage operator on the correct fitting of side guards for the protection of vulnerable road users. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has published new guidance on fitting side guards which are …

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New chief executive to join DVSA

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency has appointed a new Chief Executive in preparation for a challenging period. Gareth Llewellyn has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), the body that plays …

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Simple tasks could avoid MOT failures

Half of all failures of MOT inspections relate to simple faults that could be predicted and rectified through easy user maintenance. The annual MOT safety inspection is something that many drivers of older cars in the UK dread each year, …

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Government online access too complex for freight industry

The Freight Transport Association has pointed out the unnecessary complexity of Government systems access to essential online services. The freight industry needs a single online point where logistics operators can log in to find all their Government-held transport data, is …

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Social media delivers highway code updates

Experienced drivers are encouraged to sign up for highway code updates from the DVSA to maintain their knowledge of the rules of the road. A survey conducted by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) this year showed that of …

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Delegated examiner training suspension bad for haulage

The DVSA suspension of delegated examiner training will adversely affect driver shortages, according to the FTA The Freight Transport Association (FTA) of the UK has responded to a DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) announcement that the training of “delegated …

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HGV speed limits increase in England and Wales

The UK Government has increased speed limits on single and dual carriageway roads in the country for HGV equipment. Starting from 6th April 2015, the speed limit for HGV equipment travelling on single and dual carriageway roads in England and …

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UK drug driving laws tightened

From 2nd March, 2015, the laws on driving under the influence of illegal and certain prescribed drugs become more stringent. The UK’s Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has released guidelines to drivers based on the new wording of sections …

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Fleet safety in focus during van excellence event

Reducing collision rates and tackling operational costs are two of the subjects under scrutiny at this year’s Van Excellence event. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) of the UK is holding its annual Van Excellence event in March and has arranged …

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