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Coronavirus: MOTs for lorries, buses and trailers suspended

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has suspended MOTs for all heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and public service vehicles (PSVs) for up to three months from last Friday March 2020. All HGV and PSV vehicles with an MOT will be issued with a three-month certificate of temporary exemption (CTE) until further notice.  Vehicles should be maintained, kept roadworthy and operate  within the terms of the operators’ licence.

Lorries and trailers due for test in the suspension period will be issued with an automatic exemption. Some vehicles, such as those due for their first MOT test and vehicles returning to service with a test certificate that expired before March, will require an application for exemption certificates.

For further information see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-mots-for-lorries-buses-and-trailers.

It is vital that all vehicles remain safe and in a roadworthy condition. Descartes SmartCheck can help by providing evidence of essential daily driver vehicles safety checks and assurance that they have been conducted by the driver and any issues identified.

 

Posted on: 23.03.2020

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