A report released last Friday has criticised the way VOSA has used the Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS), to target the UK’s small hauliers.
Produced by the Transport Select Committee, the ‘Work of the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency’ report argues that VOSA has relied too heavily on its scoring system, which determines which commercial transport vehicles should be stopped and inspected at the roadside.
During the collation of the report, MPs heard evidence from the Senior Traffic Commissioner, Beverley Bell, who said that: “It is easy for VOSA to target the soft underbelly of the nice, but incompetent small operators. It is much more difficult to target and enforce the tough hard core of the highly-incompliant operators who show a total disregard for road safety.”
In light of concerns raised by operators and this report, VOSA have pledged to address issues regarding the OCRS.
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