By: Dave Robbins
02 July 2013
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The two Government agencies most closely linked to the road transport industry – VOSA and the DSA – are to merge. The move, which was announced in June, won’t take effect for another year. The name of the new agency, which will be headed by current VOSA chief executive, Alistair Peoples, hasn’t been decided. Industry watchers see streamlining and, therefore, potential cost benefits in the merger.
VOSA recently came in for strong criticism from Senior Transport Commissioner, Beverley Bell. Speaking to the House of Commons transport select committee recently, whilst congratulating VOSA on some fabulous work, she went on to accuse VOSA of “ . . . not targeting the serially and seriously non-compliant.”
VOSA – Vehicle Operator Services Agency
DSA – Driving Standards agency