Does your van pass muster?

Van on the road

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 effect

Montage of VOSA activities

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.

A better way to book your IVA

IVA vehicle

Individual Vehicle Approval – or IVA – for multi-stage build trailers will come in on 29 October 2013. But no matter what type of vehicle you want to have approved, there are some things that you can do to get your IVA test appointment as promptly as possible.