News & Information for the Professional Driver Association (PDA)

CVSA Brake Safety

NA – Unannounced brake inspection blitz sidelined over 1,200 trucks

Inspectors Remove More Than 1,200 Commercial Motor Vehicles With Critical Brake Violations From Roadways During CVSA’s Unannounced Brake Safety Day JULY 19, 2021 Commercial motor vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. conducted 10,091 inspections and placed 1,273 vehicles out of service for brake-related critical vehicle inspection items on May 26.

VW, Daimler, Volvo team up to build truck chargers in the EU, USA and CAN

> Three of the big four global truck manufacturers have come together to sign an agreement to develop a comprehensive electric charging system, initially in Europe and following in North America.

UK – Working hours rules to be relaxed to ease the professional truck driver shortage

A temporary extension of lorry drivers’ working hours has been met with backlash from the industry who say the government is applying a “sticking plaster” to driver shortage problems. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announces ‘temporary extension’ of safety limits amid strain on the logistics industry.


Ford and Hermes have started a pilot project for parcel delivery with self-driving vans in London. As the vehicle manufacturer reports, the two-week practical test is part of a new research program by Ford on autonomous vehicles and their potential in commercial use. Hermes is the first company to take part in this pilot test.

Plus self-driving truck technology


The online retailer ordered at least 1000 systems from Start-up Plus that can be used to automate conventional semi-trailers.

Busworld Europe October 2021 cancelled

With pain in their heart, Busworld decided to cancel Busworld Europe 2021. For the Busworld Team, the event is more than just business, it’s a passion. When the customers are happy, Busworld is happy. Literally, everything was done to avoid having to take this decision.

USA – Speed limiters: ATA tells DOT Secretary Buttigieg “yes”, OOIDA says “no”

Two of the trucking industry’s leading organizations have differing opinions when it comes to mandating speed limiters on trucks.  > The American Trucking Associations last week said yes. > The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said no.

CV Reg 2021

EU Commercial vehicle registrations: -7.2% in January 2021

Total new commercial vehicles In January 2021, new commercial vehicle registrations in the European Union fell by 7.2% to 141,462 units. Demand contracted in all segments, although the drop in sales of new vans had the biggest impact, as this segment made up more than 80% of total EU commercial vehicle registrations. With the exception […]

HGV is Ready to Cross the UK Border

Online Check if an HGV is Ready to Cross the UK Border, service is available now. Professional Drivers are now able to log on to the Check an HGV is Ready to Cross the Border service to register your details and prepare for any upcoming journeys you have in the New Year. The new service […]


EU Mobility Package as of 20 August 2020

EU Mobility Package as of 20 August 2020 (a brief summary) What for? . The mobility package clarifies regulations on drive and rest times and harmonizes their application in the various EU Member States. Uniform rules contribute to road safety for all road users. Social improvements for the professional driver .