Tougher Testing for HGVs on the Horizon

Find out why the FTA called out the DVSA’s testing process for those doing delivery work, and what changes they want to make to HGV testing in the UK.

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(businesspress24) - The Driver and Vehicles Standards Agency(DVSA) testing service has a big impact on anyone doing delivery work. But last month a spokesperson for the Freight Transport Association claimed that it is no longer fulfilling its purpose.

In light of the Freight Transport Association


So why has the FTA decided to challenge the system that the DVSA has in place?
The FTAed.

Who Will Carry Out the Review?

Although the FTA has stated that the delivery work industry should contribute to the review, they say the government is the right organisation to lead it. This is because, at the end of the day, it is government decision makers who must approve any changes.

What Changes Should be Made?


ong argued that these metrics should be available to the public in order to prove the efficiency of the scheme.

to stay off the roads, which could cause disruption to both the logistics industry and the general public. There are also suggestions that operators who can show they meet the standards should be able to carry out their own assessments. The DVSA has been developing this scheme over the past few years and has identified operators they trust to conduct the process.

The FTA has pointed out that in both 2012 and 2016 the government made commitments to examine the problem of testing in the UK in their Motoring Service Strategies. In fact, the DVSA

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Norman Dulwich is a Correspondent for Haulage Exchange, the leading online trade network for the road transport industry. Connecting logistics professionals across the UK and Europe through their website, Haulage Exchange provides services for matching delivery work with available drivers. Over 5,000 member companies are networked together through the Exchange to fill empty capacity, get new clients and form long-lasting business relationships.

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Date: 05/24/2018 - 10:24
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