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NASP continues to have concerns about new Standards Check approach

Report released on the latest meeting between DVSA and NASP members

Report of Joint NASP/DVSA meeting – 2nd November 2021 held on Teams In attendance: NASP: Representatives from the three national ADI associations that make up NASP, those being ADINJC, DIA and MSA GB and the minute secretary. DVSA: Mark Magee, Head of Driver PolicyLaura Great Rex, Head of Enforcement Relationship ManagementJohn Sheridan, Product Manager – …

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DVSA streamlining the process to become a lorry and bus driver

New DVSA Draft Legislation Regarding Driving Licence Acquisition and Motorcycle Riding Test

On Tuesday 19 October 2021draft legislation was published around the planned changes to the rules on driving licence acquisition and the motorcycle riding test. If the draft legislation is approved by MPs, the changes will be introduced in the new year.  The recommended changes are: any candidate who already holds a full manual licence entitlement for …

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DVSA streamlining the process to become a lorry and bus driver

DVSA streamlining the process to become a lorry and bus driver

As DVSA stated on 16 September, some rules about learning to drive a lorry are going to change later in 2021. The changes affect: staging requirements for lorry and bus licences the off-road manoeuvres part of vocational driving tests being done by third-parties Subject to Parliamentary processes, both changes will be introduced on Monday 15 …

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NASP continues to have concerns about new Standards Check approach

NASP continues to have concerns about new Standards Check approach

The National Associations Strategic Partnership (the industry steering group composed of DIA, ADINJC and MSA) released a statement this Wednesday responding to DVSA’s latest communications on changes to how Standards Checks will now be prioritised. In the statement NASP signals they are still not wholly supportive of the new approach and urge DVSA to consider …

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DVSA issues further guidance on Standards Check prioritisation

DVSA issues further guidance on Standards Check prioritisation

The regulator recently released a number of communications on the subject of the new approach to prioritising Standards Checks. A blog, video presentation and a letter from the Registrar has been sent to trainers across the UK.  DIA (and colleagues within NASP) have been urging the agency to issue more guidance – and better communications …

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New government plans to tackle the lorry driving shortage

New government plans to tackle the lorry driving shortage

The government has announced further plans to help reduce the lorry driver shortage. These plans follow the recently announced vocational test changes which will create an extra 50,000 lorry tests every year. DVSA has already delivered 50% more tests than were available before the pandemic. Ministry of Defence driving examiners The Ministry of Defence (MoD) …

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