Blog posts about Vehicle safety checks

Maintain a compliant and safe road transport operation with COVID-19 restrictions

As a road transport operator, the current situation with COVID-19 and restrictions with social distancing present significant challenges. Some operators will be experiencing a slowdown in…

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Managing basic vehicle safety checks

A recent study reported in CommercialFleet revealed that almost 20% of fleets surveyed did not carry out walkaround vehicle safety checks. 63% said they did conduct a…

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Paying the price for ineffective maintenance

A skip operator’s application to increase the fleet from two to six vehicles was refused and the licence revoked for poor maintenance. When the DVSA visited…

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Banned for 8 years for pretending to have a Transport Manager

The Office of the Traffic Commissioner revealed that a coach operator who failed to tell them that they didn’t have a Transport manager was banned from…

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DVSA’s Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness updated

The DVSA’s  guide to maintaining a roadworthy fleet has been updated and published on Gov.UK. The guide provides a useful reference on how to keep heavy…

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Updated vehicle safety check leaflets from DVSA

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has updated its driver vehicle safety check leaflets. The updated leaflets provide guidance for carrying out daily safety checks…

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Top prohibition defects … and how to avoid them

The Office of the Traffic Commissioner recently updated the data they report from DVSA examiners on the checks conducted on vehicles and operators. The information the…

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HGV Horror show

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is responsible for carrying annual tests on around one million heavy vehicles each year. The DVSA have 500 testers…

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Vehicle safety checks – what are your duties?

Whether you drive a HGV or a bus or coach, it’s vital that you know what checks you need to carry out inside and outside of…

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Removing roadworthiness prohibitions

During the COVID-19 lockdown, ATF annual test inspections were stopped and temporary measures for prohibition removals were put in place. However, this has now changed and…

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Over 50% of HGV drivers do not conduct a vehicle safety check

According to research published in HGV UK, the majority of HGV drivers do not carry out vehicle safety checks. Ensuring daily walkaround checks happen is part…

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