DVSA digital developments on the horizon


DVSA recently announced its business plan for 2016/17.

The document outlines the organisation’s strategy for the coming year. It’s aiming to boost its digital service offering, as well as targeting action towards removing the serially non-compliant from the roads.

On the other side, those who consistently comply are starting to be rewarded, through earned recognition schemes allowing them to conduct their business free from enforcer interference.

While the RHA has faith that its members place on-going compliance at the centre of all the work they do, it never hurts to brush up on the ever-changing legislative landscape.

A number of courses are available to ensure that your business keeps things ticking over in terms of compliance – both within and outside the Driver CPC framework, and pitched at different transport company roles.

Whoever in your business is responsible for the upkeep of the operator’s licence must have their training regularly updated – after all, without it, there is no business. It’s also worth remembering that evidence of ongoing professional development in the transport office will be looked on favourably by DVSA.

As the DVSA moves towards a more streamlined approach, operators should take advantage of opportunities to demonstrate that they’ve consistently been ‘one of the good guys’.