Hundreds of UK lorries found with emissions cheat devices

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has found hundreds of lorries fitted with devices to cheat road emissions data. Its four-month investigation between August and November last year stopped 3,735 lorries at random at five locations across Britain and found 293 lorries fitted with cheat devices. Cheat devices give false emissions readings which can […]

Government agencies team up to stop illegal waste carriers

The Environment Agency and Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have teamed up to tackle the transportation of illegal waste across England. They have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to use their combined enforcement powers to crack down on non-compliant vehicles. They aim to improve compliance and vehicle and driver safety standards and will share information […]

Lorry emissions checks to start at the roadside

Roadside safety checks of lorries will soon include inspections to ensure they are not cheating vehicle emissions. From August, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will check “defeat devices” are not being used to hide emissions, targeting lorry drivers and operators who break the law. It comes as DVSA’s enforcement staff and their European […]