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Vosa to merge with the Driving Standards Agency

Vosa and the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) are to merge into a single government agency from next year.A transitional board, headed by Vosa chief executive Alastair Peoples – who will also head the new agency – will start work next month to determine the structure of the organisation.

Association seeks legal advice over new Vosa rules for ATFs

The ATF Operators Association (AOA) has said it will be seeking legal advice over strict measures being introduced by Vosa to clamp down on ATFs that don’t meet certain contractual arrangements.In its latest e-bulletin sent to ATF owners, Vosa said it would reduce the number of testing sessions at ATFs which did not meet expected levels of utilisation. The agency also said cancelling testing periods with less than seven days’ notice would “result in future months’ testing being reduced”.

Manheim acquires EVS Online Auctions

Manheim has bought the electronic truck and trailer remarketing business EVS Online Auctions from its parent company European Vehicle Sales for an undisclosed sum.

2010 Schmitz Cargobull refrigerated trailer: Laurie Dealer’s used truck of the week

This week’s used truck of the week is a 2010 built Schmitz Cargobull refrigerated trailer. It is one of two that are available, after they returned to the trailer manufacturer after a three-year operating lease through Cargobull Finance. The trailer is a single compartment design with 2.5m internal height, which is chilled by a Thermo King SLX 200 refrigeration unit that has clocked 3,000 engine hours. It runs on SAF axles, Alcoa wheel rims and disc brakes. It comes with a six-year ATP certification from new, and has full GRP side skirts.