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.
Advice and guidance on the annual MOT test for trucks, buses and vans
We’re changing the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) and Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) vehicle test times from 1 March 2016.
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.
The North West Midlands has become the fourth Next Generation Testing (NGT) network to go live as the roll-out of this modern, flexible service continues across the country.
From 1 April 2015, we’ll be introducing a simpler, more consistent headlamp standard that aligns the headlamp aim test with the 2010/48/EU and 2014/45/EU directives.
DVSA has improved the service it provides to Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs) and on Monday 9 March 2015, the new arrangements formally went live for those operating in the Next Generation Testing pilot area in South Wales and Herefordshire.
A new Technical Application Submission (TAS) service that will allow you to apply for an Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) test online was launched today (17 February 2015).
The Department for Transport has published 2 consultations on GOV.UK and is seeking your views. These consultations cover Goods Vehicle Operator Licensing exemptions and HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicles) periodic testing and inspections exemptions.
Earlier this year, DVSA completed a major review of test times for heavy vehicles, to help make test scheduling more efficient.
There are only 6 weeks left before multi-stage build trucks and special type vehicles and trailers must be type-approved before they can be registered to use on the road. We advise our customers to make sure any new vehicle has a type approval certificate before you buy.