Tag Archives: VOSA

Government survey seeks opinions of UK motorists

The UK Government’s transport committee is soliciting the views of the motoring public about the work of the country’s main motoring agencies. The effectiveness of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), the Vehicle and …

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UK deadline approaching for lorry drivers with acquired rights

Experienced lorry drivers in the UK must finish the first round of driver CPC periodic training before September this year. With just six months remaining before the expiry deadline for first round CPC training for drivers with acquired rights, the …

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DVSA technicians to receive IRTE certification training

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency will be boosting the qualifications of its technicians with training for IRTE certification. The UK’s Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), the combined Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and Driving Standards Agency (DSA), …

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Two landmarks reached for UK Authorised Testing Facilities

The 400th and most northerly Authorised Testing Facilities for heavy goods and public service vehicles have been opened in the UK by the DVSA. The UK’s Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), which is the love-child of the former Vehicle …

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New guidance issued for tyre safety on public transport

Bus and coach operators in the UK are recommended not to use tyres which are more than 10 years old on the front axle of the vehicle. New guidance issued by the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) and the Vehicle …

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Tyre tread depth critical on wet autumn roads

During tyre safety month in the UK, Michelin is reminding motorists of the need to be vigilant about tyre condition and to check tread depth for improved wet road performance. In Scandinavia, tyre manufacturer Michelin is embarking on a road …

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About Jonathan Newell

Studied Engineering at Loughborough University and now involved in broadcast and technical journalism. Jonathan is based in London and Almaty.
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VOSA issues best practice guide for LGV operators

With high levels of non-compliance of LGV equipment on UK roads, VOSA is taking action by issuing a guide for van operators to keep their vehicles roadworthy. The UK’s Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) is trying to improve the …

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VOSA introduces the concept of remote enforcement

The UK’s commercial vehicle enforcement body will trial the introduction of Remote Enforcement Offices to more effectively target non-compliant operators. Speaking last week at the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) 2013 Transport Manager Conference at Brands Hatch, the UK’s Vehicle and …

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UK Government voices concern over changes at VOSA

The fast introduction of ATF locations and the start of UK road levies in 2014 could lead to over-stretching enforcement resources at VOSA. The UK’s HGV and PSV safety enforcement body is the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA), a …

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Vehicle inspections should follow tragic tanker crash

Uncertainty surrounds cause of Almaty tanker crash with implications on maintenance standards of heavy goods vehicles in the country. Kazakhstan’s authorities and accident investigators are still unravelling the cause of an accident in the centre of the country’s largest city, …

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