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DVSA's Dave Wood

Dave Wood

Dave Wood is an Enforcement Policy Manager at DVSA. His role covers roadworthiness enforcement policy and support across DVSA.

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.

Ban on tyres over 10 years old for heavy vehicles and some minibuses

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Truck repair service. Mechanic takes off tyre for brake replacement

Drivers and operators of commercial and public service vehicles are being reminded that tyres aged over 10 years fitted to the front-steered axles and all single wheels of minibuses (9 to 16 passenger seats) will be illegal from 1 February 2021.

What do the operators think of earned recognition?

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DVSA Earned Recognition logo

I'm thrilled to announce that DVSA earned recognition has gone live today, Tuesday 24 April 2018. It's been a long, long road to get here (no pun intended) and we'd like to thank everyone who's supported the pilot. We've written a lot about how earned recognition works before, so I won't go over it all again …

The Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness has been updated

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Articulated lorry

Today, Monday 23 April 2018, we've updated the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness. It'll still give you advice on different types of inspection, inspections intervals, data storage, and essential reviews. But, by working with the industry, we've made changes that will improve the guidance …