Time is running out for not compliant operators, as the DVSA plans to roll out its Next Generation Enforcement in the next 12 months. The DVSA will be cracking down on non-compliant operators by adopting a new approach, which broadly means it will pay to comply and being non-compliant will not be a cost-effective option.
The DVSA hopes to improve targeting operators and will look at how it measures overall fleet compliance. It expects this to show how much more effective a targeted approach compared to random checks.
The DVSA intends also improve roadside enforcement processes (as identified in a recent review on the same) and to demonstrate sharing resources and data in a more efficient way with the Highways England, Home Office, TfL and the Police.
Finally, the DVSA is also likely to support policy produced by the DfT relating to (amongst other things) fixed penalty notices for historical drivers’ hours issues and the implementation to sanctions policy documents of the “Serious” and Very Serious” classifications brought in by the EU.