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The FTA Transport Manager Calendar 2014 - 2015. Key developments for the end of 2014 and for 2015 Moving date display at bottom of screen Most covered.

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Presentation on theme: "The FTA Transport Manager Calendar 2014 - 2015. Key developments for the end of 2014 and for 2015 Moving date display at bottom of screen Most covered."— Presentation transcript:

1 The FTA Transport Manager Calendar

2 Key developments for the end of 2014 and for 2015 Moving date display at bottom of screen Most covered today with detailed guides in your delegate packs Plus summary of this round-up signposting where you can get more information from us OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec Transport Manager Calendar

3 DVLA view driver recordAbolish paper counterpart Consultation on speed limits for HGVs on dual carriagewaysADR 2015 introduced The Scottish referendumRevised financial standing DVLA abolish tax discHistorical drivers hours fixed penalties and financial deposits EC whole vehicle type approvalChanges to medically restricted licences New DART charge paymentsNext generation digital tachographs Reduced theory test feesChanges to drug driving offences Changes to DVSA feesThe Budget Speed limit trial on A9 in ScotlandHighways Agency becomes government owned company Changes to private registration transactionsChanges to some national speed limits for HGVs Mobile phone offences for vocational driversGeneral Election DVLA bulk driver enquiries and vehicle enquiriesESOS energy audits Transport Manager Calendar

4 Up to now August 2014 DVLA View Driver Record (VDR) Move to digital services Individual access Need to provide Licence number National Insurance number Postcode (as per licence details) Transport Manager Calendar OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec

5 Up to now September 2014 National speed limits for HGVs over 7.5t on dual carriageway roads End of consultation period, three options; Do nothing remain at 50mph Raise national speed limit from 50 to 60mph Raise national speed limit from 50 to 55mph Change, if any, will take place same time as increase to 50mph on single carriage way roads Transport Manager Calendar OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec

6 Up to now 18 September 2014 The Scottish referendum “Should Scotland be an independent country?” Transport Manager Calendar OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec

7 October 2014 Abolish tax disc 1 st October 2014 DVLA no longer producing VED discs Unable to transfer unexpired VED when selling vehicle New owner will need to re-tax before use Automatic refund to keeper at change of status DVLA developed system to view vehicle details, including VED View Vehicle Record at Transport Manager Calendar OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec

8 October 2014 New DART charge payments begin To reduce congestion at Dartford crossing – free flow charging Changes to method of operation and structure Before October New signage in place November 2014 – changes to payment methods Payment can be made in advance, by midnight of the following day or via a pre-paid account Penalty notice issued if not paid Spring Structural changes, removal of pay booths Transport Manager Calendar OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec

9 October 2014 Changes to DVSA fees Following consultation Test fees at DVSA test stations to increase by approx. 18.5% Annual test fees for HGV and PCV vehicles at ATF will reduce by approx. 3.5% 80% of annual tests carried out at ATFs Also 1% increase operator licence transactions to cover cost of National register of licenced operators Transport Manager Calendar OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec

10 October 2014 Reduced theory test fees After consultation by DVSA, proposed two stage reduction in theory test fees Two stage reduction in fees, first stage October 2014 with second stage in October 2015 E.g. Lorry or bus theory test Current - £35October £28October £26 Reduction as result of changes to contract by test supplier DVSA to publicise the precise dates on their web site Transport Manager Calendar OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec

11 October 2014 Speed limit trial on A9 in Scotland Scottish Parliament passed legislation for the trial of increase speed limit for HGVs over 7.5t from 40 to 50mph on single carriageway sections of A9 Enforcement by average speed cameras Trial due to start in October 2014 BEAR Scotland started to place signage Transport Manager Calendar OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec

12 October 2014 EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval Staged implementation from 2010 The final stage 29 th October 2014 – existing types medium and heavy commercial vehicles built in multi-stages FTA briefing note available at FTA website Make sure your suppliers are ready Transport Manager Calendar OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec

13 November 2014 Changes to private registration transactions Use of DVLA digital systems Transfer of private registration marks online (no paper forms) Transaction completed immediately Available to; Private registration dealers Motor dealers Private individuals Single fee of £80 (currently £105 plus annual retention fee) Transport Manager Calendar OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec

14 November 2014 Drivers using mobile phones whilst driving DVLA with the Traffic Commissioners to introduce new process For vocational licence holders found guilty of using mobile phone whilst driving (any vehicle) First offence – fixed penalty plus penalty point but also warning letter from DVLA Second or further offence referred to Traffic Commissioner Current guidance in the Statutory Guidance and Directions is suspension of vocational entitlement Transport Manager Calendar OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec

15 November 2014 Drivers using mobile phones whilst driving (cont’d) Make sure all drivers and supervisors are aware Revisit your mobile phone policy FTA briefing note available Transport Manager Calendar OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec

16 Integrated Enquiry Platform (IEP ) Vehicle Management Change of keeper Change of details Disposal to trade Private Registrations ‘View Vehicle Record’ ‘View Driving Record’ Insurance industry access to driver data ‘My Licence’ ‘Share My Driver Record’ SORN Paying VED

17 December 2014 DVLA vehicle enquiries Introduction of bulk vehicle enquiry system Joined with; Vehicle management – notify change of keeper, disposal or change of details Private registrations – online transactions Vehicle licensing Allow fleet operators to create list of relevant vehicles Part of DVLA Integrated Enquiries Platform (IEP) Transport Manager Calendar OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec

18 December 2014 Bulk driver enquiry Ready before removal of paper counterpart Relevant users e.g. employers or vehicle hirers Individual system available with View Driver Record DVLA developing ‘Share My Driver Record’ for relevant user access to data Stakeholders (FTA, RHA CPT plus others) have been involved in development Transport Manager Calendar OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec

19 January 2015 Removal of paper counterpart Propose to remove driving licence paper counterpart All licences issued from this time will not have counterpart Existing counterparts will cease to be legal document Employers need to review details held on counterpart FTA lobby System being developed with stakeholders, counterpart will not be removed until stakeholders satisfied with replacement system Transport Manager Calendar OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec

20 January 2015 Revised financial standing Introduction of revised financial standing for standard operator licence holders, based on exchange rate in previous October ADR 2015 introduced Adopted into GB regulations Changes include carriage of dangerous goods in bulk, clarification to fire extinguisher requirements and over-pack marking Watch this space – and FTA e-newswww.fta.co.uk Transport Manager Calendar OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec

21 Expected early 2015 Historical drivers hours fixed penalties and financial deposits Department for Transport consultation ended August 2014 Still subject to further consultation and development Proposed to allow roadside checks to take account of ‘historical offences’ in previous 28 days, e.g. a break infringement could have an effect at a roadside check for up to 28 days Would also implement use of financial deposit for historical offences committed by driver with no UK address Transport Manager Calendar OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec

22 February 2015 Changes to medically restricted licences Following consultation changes in law for Group 1 licence holders Introduce medical period of up to 10 years, currently 3 10 years maximum Each decision based on individual circumstances Advise drivers affected and licence checkers Transport Manager Calendar OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec

23 March 2015 Next generation tachograph 2 nd March introduction of initial regulatory articles (EU Reg 165/2014) Approval of fitters, workshops and manufacturers – competent, properly trained and of good repute Removal of requirement for letter of attestation Amendment to ‘tools of the trade’ exemption – increase radius of operation from 50km to 100km Transport Manager Calendar OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec

24 March 2015 Changes to drug driving offences New offence of driving over specific limits for certain controlled drugs Offence for each individual drug whilst driving New offence alongside current offence of driving whilst impaired through drink or drugs Some drugs on list are general prescription drugs List of limits and drugs in FTA Briefing Note in delegate pack Transport Manager Calendar OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec

25 March 2015 The Budget Takes place on Wednesday 15 th March FTA to campaign for 3p cut in fuel duty rate As in previous years FTA will produce an analysis for e-news Transport Manager Calendar OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec

26 April 2015 Highways Agency becomes government owned company Secretary of State as sole shareholder Given flexibility to enhance the road network Show clear accountability Transport Manager Calendar OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec

27 April 2015 Changes to national speed limits for HGVs over 7.5t Following a public consultation the national speed limit for HGVs on single carriageway roads to be increased Limit raised from 40mph to 50mph Covering roads in England and Wales only If later consultation over national speed limits on dual carriageways results in a change, this will happen at the same time Inform drivers and supervisors Amend vehicle signage, policy documents, handbooks etc. Ensure speed limits adhered to prior to change Transport Manager Calendar OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec

28 May 2015 The General Election Takes place Thursday 9 th May 2015 Transport Manager Calendar OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec

29 December 2015 ESOS Energy Audits Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) in accordance with EU Energy Efficiency Directive For UK companies with >250 employees or >€50 million Every four years, first audit by 5 th December 2015 More details in FTA Briefing Note in delegate pack Transport Manager Calendar OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec

30 Keep up to date via: –FTA e-news (www.fta.co.uk and register)www.fta.co.uk –Freight magazine –Member Advice Centre Transport Manager Calendar


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