Unfair TC Criticism From DVSA

IN RESPONSE to remarks made by Gareth Llewellyn, outgoing head of the DVSA in front of the Commons Transport Select Committee (25 November 2020), David Wells, chief executive of Logistics UK, said:
‘To say the Traffic Commissioner Service is ‘anachronistic’ and the haulage industry does not need its support totally ignores the huge benefits in safety and compliance which the service provides to the sector. During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Traffic Commissioners supported industry to keep goods and services flowing to keep the country running, unlike DVSA, which closed down all its services and only reacted to the urgent needs of operators when pushed by industry.
‘The Traffic Commissioners kept their doors open to assist the work of our members throughout 2020, a modern and forward thinking approach, and not one rooted in the 20th century, as Mr Llewellyn claimed,’ he said.

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