ADR information and codes

ADR – European Agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by road Compliance with the European Agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by road (ADR). Read more online at DVSA

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Beware DVSA roadside checks on your vehicle

Roadside vehicle checks for commercial drivers As a commercial driver, you might be asked to stop by the police or a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) officer. They can stop lorries, buses and coaches. The police and DVSA have the power to carry out spot checks on your vehicle and issue prohibitions if necessary. […]

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How low is your OCRS score?

Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) If you’re a vehicle operator, your drivers might be stopped at the roadside by the police or the DVSA for vehicle inspections. DVSA use the Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) system to decide which vehicles should be inspected. OCRS is used to calculate the risk of an operator not following the […]

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New technical qualification for DVSA inspectors

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has introduced a new qualification for its vehicle inspectors The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is putting its vehicle inspectors through a new training and assessment programme which is quality assured by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI). Successful achievement of the programme will see vehicle […]

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VOSA’s new agency name DVSA uncovered

In June the Department for Transport announced that VOSA and the DSA would merge to form a new agency. This decision was made following the motoring services strategy consultation, and is a demonstration of the government’s commitment to put customers and businesses at the heart of its services. A new agency with responsibility for maintaining […]

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