Tag: DVSA

The Department for Transport is seeking views on the EU-UK Trade & Cooperation Agreement

The following is taken from an email circular released by the DfT: The Department for Transport is seeking your views on changes being made and adopted as part of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. These changes, already planned for Europe, will allow you to continue operating goods vehicles between the UK and EU. New rules will apply next year for all UK individuals and businesses operating goods vehicles to, from and between EU countries. This includes light good vehicles, such…

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Applying online for your Digital Tachograph card is quick and easy

The following is taken from an email circular released by the Driver & Vehicles Standard Agency (DVSA): You can now apply and pay online for your driver digital tachograph card with DVLA. It’s quicker and easier than a paper application. The new DVLA digital service lets you apply, renew or replace a lost or stolen card in minutes and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Your new tachograph card will be issued by DVLA within 24 hours…

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DVSA has reviewed its temporary suspension of accepting new ATF applications

The following is taken from an email circular released by the DVSA: As part of the Heavy Vehicle Testing Review, The Department for Transport has recommended that the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) should consider allowing more Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs) to open. Until now DVSA has temporarily paused applications for new ATFs. This has sometimes been called a moratorium. We stopped accepting new applications to set up ATFs in 2017 to help us support existing ATFs and meet their needs. DVSA and industry bodies have reviewed this policy and developed a plan with several steps to…

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Transport Office Portal enters the Testing Phase

The following is taken for an email circular released by the DVSA: The repair to the Transport Office Portal (TOP) is now entering the testing phase. This means Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) customer reports will be available a few weeks later than planned, in late summer. The delay is allowing us to improve the system so that any future developments will be quicker to put in place. You can still access the following TOP services: vehicle test history …

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Removing Roadworthiness Prohibitions

The following is taken from an email circular sent by the DVSA: From 1 June 2021, any prohibitions for testable vehicles or trailers that are not cleared at the roadside will be referred for a DVSA prohibition removal inspection at an ATF. The temporary measures were put in place when vehicle testing was stopped because of COVID-19. These are being removed now that the service has recovered to a point where the majority of prohibition clearances can return to physical inspections.…

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Speed Limiter Response no longer part of the Annual Test

The DVSA has recently issued a statement that as of 1st May 2021, the testing of speed limiter response time in vehicles with analogue tachograph units will no longer be part of the annual test for the vehicle. This change now means that all Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs) are now able to test vehicles with analogue tachograph units fitted. The procedure was originally suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic, but this change will see this become a permanent feature of the test.

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HGV drivers – remember COVID testing facilities open on weekends

The following is taken from an email circular released by the DVSA: I f you are driving to the Port Dover or Eurotunnel  get a  COVID test before arriving in Kent. Test sites are open  7 days a week,  including weekends,  and a negative result is valid for 72 hours  for entry to France.  If you arrive in Kent without a negative COVID test you  risk  delays .    G et a test before or at the start of your…

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HGV drivers – get a COVID test before arriving in Kent

The following is taken from an email circular released by the DVSA: If you’re travelling via the Port of Dover or Eurotunnel you should get a negative COVID test before arriving in Kent. We advise you to get tested before or at the start of your journey – a negative COVID test remains valid for entry to France for 72 hours so you'll have plenty of time. 39 Information and Advice sites across the country offer free testing – head to the closest…

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Changes to the Drivers’ CPC

The following is taken from an email circular released by the DVSA: Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) periodic training is to be monitored by DVSA to ensure drivers are not unnecessarily repeating training as part of the 35-hour requirement. This follows a review of Driver CPC training and recommendations made by the European Commission which the Government has adopted. What this means for drivers DVSA will monitor drivers records to identify periodic training that doesn’t support their professional driver development…

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