Tag Archives: VOSA

VOSA announces Remote Enforcement Office

The introduction of Remote Enforcement for more compliant operators was announced by VOSA at the first in the FTA 2013 Transport Manager conference series on Wednesday, September 11.

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Driver CPC exemptions confirmed

FTA describes Hammond’s announcement as ‘sense at last’ A rule forcing mechanics to complete the Driver CPC is to be abolished by the autumn – Roads Minister Stephen Hammond has announced last week.

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VOSA launches recovery guide

VOSA recently compiled a Guide for Recovery Operations.

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Peoplemovers loses O-licence after convictions

Norwich-based coach company Peoplemovers (East Anglia) Ltd has lost its O-licence after being convicted of serious infringements.

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Good news: VOSA & DSA to merge in 2014

Move gains backing of CPT and FTA, removing ‘non-customer-focused DSA’ Roads Safety Minister Stephen Hammond announced last week that VOSA and the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) are to merge into a single agency which will bring together their testing and standards services.

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Jan’s Coaches O-licence cut after driver found without valid licence

Operator also found to have poor maintenance record and sees O-licence cut from nine to three vehicles A Soham coach operator has been penalised after one of its employees used a vehicle on a school journey without a valid driving licence.

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Closer collaboration between TfL and VOSA

Agreement allows TfL to provide details of vehicles to VOSA TfL and the VOSA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for closer collaboration and data sharing as part of their work to reduce the impact of dangerous and unroadworthy vehicles in London. The agreement allows TfL to provide details of every commercial vehicle involved in […]

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Substantial VOSA costs award confirmed in failed operator appeal

Administrative Court rules there was nothing disproportionate about the fines imposed on Buzzlines and its director, ordering a further £12.5k to be paid to cover VOSA costs A decision by Margate Magistrates on May 30, 2012 to award VOSA a substantial contribution towards its investigation and prosecution costs totalling £59,000, has been upheld by the […]

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Consultation on VOSA fee changes launched

VOSA has launched a consultation on proposals to change some fees for a range of services it carries out.

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RHA puts proposals across to the Treasury

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has submitted a set of proposals to the Treasury ahead of this year’s Budget. These include:

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