The van sector poses the greatest threat to road safety because a significant number of fleets are flouting the rules.
The Department for Transport (DfT) must ensure that the recently reorganised agencies serving motorists work harder to deliver a better service for all, including business customers, a group of MPs have said.
A cash and carry business based in Tottenham and Peterborough has been disqualified from operating vehicles after being called to a public inquiry for the second time this year.
More than 618,000 levies have been collected from more than 112,000 lorries from 76 countries since the HGV road user levy was introduced in April 2014.
Evidence suggests that the vast majority of drivers will have completed their 35 hours’ periodic training by the September 10 deadline.
The Government will not introduce a licensing regime similar to that faced by HGV fleets to raise standards for van operators, according to Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
A South Lanarkshire HGV driver has been suspended from driving professionally for nine months after Scotland’s Deputy Traffic Commissioner found he deliberately falsified driving records.
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