DVSA's Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness updated

Posted by AndrewT on 11th Dec 2018

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 goods vehicles (HGVs) and public service vehicles (PSVs) safe to drive. The guide explains your responsibilities and includes guidance on:
  • Dailydriver vehicle safety checks
  • Inspection and repair facilities
  • Safety inspections
  • Monitoring
You can download the guide here. It has been reported that around 85% of roadside prohibitions could have been avoided if an effective walk-around safety check had been conducted before the driver set off. Electronic mobile driver vehicle safety check solutions such as Descartes SmartCheck offer a Faster, Safer and Smarter way of ensuring essential walk-around checks take place and are recorded and acted upone. Find out more.