"I think the only way, as an industry, we can get better is to work harmoniously, rather than acrimoniously. And I think earned recognition is a big step in the right direction."
Myth: You can’t drive away from a test station if you’ve been issued a failure certificate.
If your vehicle has failed its annual test it isn’t road legal. If you intend to use it on the road you should have it repaired as soon as possible.
Myth: "There's only one place in Great Britain (GB) to have an In-Service ATP inspection."
This post discusses the locations of ATP designated stations in GB and explains how vehicle operators and owners can get their vehicles and containers certified in accordance with the ATP.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has published new guidance on fitting side guards, which are also known as lateral protection devices (LPDs).
The Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations (PSVAR) continues to roll out and since January 2016 all single-deck buses have needed to be compliant with schedules 1 and 2 of the regulations. The full implementation of the regulations will be complete in 2020.
In April 2015, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) introduced a new headlamp aim test for heavy vehicles. We changed the test following significant research which resulted in a report on the effect of road safety. The report was produced by the Transport Safety Research Centre (TSRC) at Loughborough University.
We’re changing the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) and Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) vehicle test times from 1 March 2016.
Keeping your business on the road is always challenging and particularly so during winter when severe weather could strike at any time.
Between June and October 2015, DVSA published a series of Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) ‘help to get a pass’ guides. We’ve done this to help give you a better chance of meeting the required standards and getting a first time pass at an IVA inspection.
We’re currently working towards transforming our approach to enforcement which gives recognition to compliant operators as well as focusing on the seriously or serially non-compliant.
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About Moving On
Official advice and information for lorry, bus, coach and van operators and drivers.
- Improving the vehicle testing services we offer 18 November 2021
- Working with the HGV industry on recent vocational test changes 12 November 2021
- Heavy vehicle testing review – moving forward 26 August 2021