A seatbelt is your first defence against injury and even death during a motor vehicle accident. So if your seatbelt isn’t protecting you, then what is? Maintaining seat belts in a good serviceable condition is essential for passenger service vehicles operators. As they are in constant use, they must be properly maintained by adjustment, repair or replacement.
Advice and guidance on preparing trucks, buses and vans for the annual MOT test
Keeping the main roads open during severe weather is vital for many businesses and everyone on the road can help achieve that. The Highways Agency has produced posters and an information pack to help your drivers and fleet managers prepare for Winter.
All exhausts are tested for security, leaks, effectiveness of the silencers and to make sure that fumes do not enter the cab. However, when it comes to buses and coaches a few extra items need to be considered to avoid failing the test.
From 1 September 2014, we’ll be taking a more robust approach to vehicles with defective fuel systems. It’s not acceptable to contaminate the road surface or to drive a vehicle in such poor condition that a fuel spill is likely.
The European Union's roadworthiness package agrees the minimum standards for the annual test and roadside inspections of all vehicles within the Union. But how will we make those directives a practical reality for commercial vehicles on British roads?
We have this year updated the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness – essential reading for anyone whose responsibilities include vehicle roadworthiness.
Headlamp aim remains the top fail item for heavy vehicles at annual test. The most likely causes? Well, it has to be either you or the kit.
Tests for diesel cars and heavy vehicles are to be tightened up to ensure vehicles have a critical exhaust filter if one had originally been fitted as standard, Roads Minister Robert Goodwill has announced.
The Department for Transport has issued a safety recommendation on the use of older tyres by buses and coaches. Tyres over 10 years old should be fitted only to the rear axles of such vehicles as part of a twin …
This year’s Tyre Safety month – October – focussed on the importance of checking your tyre pressure. But there’s more to tyres than pressure and more to tyre safety than checking them once a year.