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Moving to a digital first approach in heavy vehicle testing

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It’s been a while since we updated you on how our digital transformation project for heavy vehicle testing (Commercial Vehicle Service) has progressed. Since that update, we successfully rolled out the new Manage Your Vehicle Testing (MyVT) digital service across …

Bus fire investigation reveals important lessons for industry to take forward

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Ian Bartlett explores the recently completed study into bus fires reported to DVSA. We also take a look at how and why its so important to ensure that proper maintenance and repair of buses and coaches is carried out to help reduce risk for bus and coach operators.

The Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness has been updated

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  Today, 18 April 2023, we've updated the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness. It will still give you advice on different types of inspection, the inspection intervals, data storage, and essential reviews. We have been working with the industry to make changes that will improve guidance …

Why you should never get tired of hearing about good tyre management

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Good tyre management is essential for every heavy vehicle operator. Our Policy Specialist Steve Cope explores what a good system looks like and shares some examples of bad tyres we’ve seen at annual test.

Bring your heavy goods vehicle to annual test (MOT) appropriately laden

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It’s crucial to test a heavy vehicle’s brake test performance during the annual test (sometimes referred to as the MOT). In our latest blog post, Vehicle Testing and Roadworthiness Policy specialist Richard Clements, explains what is involved and why you need to present a vehicle or trailer for test laden.