Tag Archives: DVSA

One in 12 trucks caught using emission cheat devices in DVSA clampdown

One in 12 trucks checked in a DVSA clampdown last year were found to be using emission cheat devices. The DVSA carried out roadside checks of 3,735 trucks at five locations across Great Britain between August and the end of November 2017 and found 293 trucks with a cheat device fitted. Of the 1,784 vehicles registered from mainland Britain that …

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In-cab rest break crackdown could unfairly criminalise drivers, warns RHA

New rules on where drivers can take their full weekly rest breaks in their cabs, which come in on 1 November, could unfairly criminalise them, according to the Road Haulage Association. From 1 November, drivers must take their full weekly rest breaks in cabs in formal rest areas – such as service areas and truckstops. Those who take their weekly …

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FTA calls for drivers to share experiences of rest facilities

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is calling for evidence from drivers about their experiences of rest facilities available across the country. The call comes ahead of new regulations coming in on 1 November, which will see drivers fined by the DVSA if they take their full weekly rest break in their cabs. The FTA is campaigning for urgent action to …

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