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Approved Earned Recognition Auditor Status

GVL Management Limited is pleased to announce our DVSA Earned Recognition Auditor status. DVSA earned recognition for vehicle operators is an innovative new way for operators to prove they meet driver and vehicle standards. By regularly sharing performance data and information with the DVSA your vehicles are less likely to be stopped for roadside inspections. […]

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Transport Audits have moved premises

We are pleased to announce that due to continued growth, GVL Management Limited trading as Transport Audits has moved into new head-office and training facilities at Frecheville Court, Bury, Greater Manchester. Serving commercial vehicle and passenger vehicle operators throughout the United Kingdom, our new offices will serve as the base for Northern business unit operations. […]


T-Charge £10 a day in London’s Congestion Charge Zones

Be advised, all Goods Vehicle and Passenger Vehicle Operator Licence holders should be aware that TFL (Transport for London) has introduced a new daily charge for vehicles operating within the London congestion zone. The charge, in addition to existing fees, is £10 a day for vehicles that do not meet the Euro emissions ratings outlined […]

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Senior TC updates Statutory Guidance Notes

The Office of the Traffic Commissioner has published updated versions of several of the senior TC’s statutory documents. Revised guidance on how the Traffic Commissioners deal with appeals; how they handle the delegation of work to OTC staff and their deputies; advice around operating centres and stable establishments; how they interpret the law around financial standing; […]

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Visit us at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2017

The Transport Audits team will be exhibiting at the Commercial Vehicle Show on the 25-27th April 2017, NEC Birmingham. Discover how we can help your business become and remain compliant with your Goods and Passenger Vehicle Operator’s Licence. Simple, Stress Free Compliance Gaining your operator’s licence is one thing. Maintaining it a whole different challenge. […]


Significant increase in Financial Standing amounts

If you hold, or wish to apply for, a Standard National or International Operators Goods or Passenger Vehicle Licence from the 1st January 2017 then you will need to demonstrate financial standing of £7850 for the first vehicle and £4350 for each subsequent vehicle on your licence margin. Irrespective, whether you are utilising your whole […]

Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme

Get FORS Accredited

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary but highly recommended scheme for operators designed to improve the safety and performance of your commercial vehicle fleet. FORS accreditation could help your business; win tenders, save money, improve safety, and reduce your environmental impact. Get FORS accredited today. Contact us today on 0800 998 9127 […]


O-Licence Application Delays to be Reduced

The Office of the Traffic Commissioner’s (OTC) have announced that the revamped IT system, which is expected to cut the average O-licence application waiting time from nine to seven weeks, is planned to go live in the first week in August. Prospective and existing operator licence holders will be able to electronically submit their supporting […]

Statutory Guidance Update

DVSA Fleet Compliance Statistics for 2014-15

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) summary report about fleet compliance checks throughout 2014 and 2015 can be found here The report is a summary of random checks by DVSA Traffic Examiners for roadworthiness and traffic compliance by goods vehicle operators of both UK and Foreign registered vehicles. Once again, the two most common offences […]

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Vehicle Defects – a DVSA updated guide

A vehicle defect reference guide used by DVSA enforcement examiners and Police Officers it provides guidance on the action to take when roadworthiness defects are found during vehicle inspections. The recently updated DVSA Categorisation of Defects guide can be found here It is recommend that vehicle owners, operators and drivers use the guide to become more […]