Head of Vehicle Testing Policy, Gordon Thomson, explains what we've learned since the changes came in and looks to the future.
Mobile cranes operating under the Special Types General Order (STGO) are not subject to the braking requirements listed in VOSA’s HGV inspection manual. VOSA has been working with the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) to clarify the in-service brake performance testing …
Transport Managers who hold a Grandfather Rights – or GFR – certificate have until 20 November 2013 to apply for their new Acquired Rights certificate.
VOSA recently announced our intention to ramp up roadside inspections and other enforcement activities in a bid to improve standards of van operation. Half of all vans (light goods vehicles) fail their MOT test. Many of these vehicles are also being driven in an unsafe condition, attracting a large number of prohibitions at the roadside, and found to be overloaded 90% of the time.
The VOSA Effectiveness Report for 2012 – 2013 is now out. Our annual effectiveness report looks at how well our work over the past year has supported the compliance of buses, trucks, and MOT garages in line with standards that help maintain road safety.
All UK ADR drivers whose driver training photo card was issued since 29 October 2012 will receive a replacement card.
Don’t let your brakes reach breaking point – read our advice on the most common problems we come across and how to avoid letting them affect your journeys. In addition to being one of the major causes of public service …
The Department for Transport will very soon introduce a regulation outlining two new exemptions from the requirement to hold the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) qualification. The first exemption benefits both mechanics and valets delivering vehicles.
We are one step closer to a new, time-based user charge for all heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) using the UK road network in April 2014.
Offences against roadworthiness, overloading and drivers’ hours rules now result in higher penalties at the roadside. Fixed penalties and financial deposits for vans, trucks and buses increased on 16 August 2013.
VOSA has completed our investigation into simplifying heavy vehicle test procedures. The aim is to reduce the burden on both operators and VOSA without compromising road safety or the environment.