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Bus fire investigation reveals important lessons for industry to take forward

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Red and grey bus on street with passengers waiting at stop

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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tyre with large long split in edge of tyre wall

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.

Commercial operators urged to carry out regular maintenance

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A white lorry travelling on the highway

Commercial operators are being reminded by of the importance of carrying out regular maintenance all year round to avoid dangerous incidents as data reveals vehicles are issued 10 times more prohibitions 3 months after their annual test (MOT). This indicates that some vehicles are not being adequately maintained following their test.