News articles about Vehicle safety checks

Updated HGV and PSV Inspection Manuals

Updated HGV and PSV inspection manuals were published by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) on 11 April 2022. The changes were made following feedback…

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Removing roadworthiness prohibitions

From 1 June 2021, any prohibitions for testable vehicles or trailers that are not cleared at the roadside will be referred for a DVSA prohibition removal…

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New serious incident reporting system

The DVSA have launched a new serious incident reporting system for bus and coach operators. The new online form is available to use from 6 April.…

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TfL reminds HGV operators to apply for free safety permits

Transport for London (TfL) is reminding all HGV operators that wish to drive in London to apply for their free safety permit before 1st March when…

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Tyres older than 10 years banned on commercial vehicles from 1 Feb 2021

It will be illegal for HGVs, buses, coaches and trailers over 3.5 tonnes to use tyres that are over 10 years old on the front axle…

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Ban on old tyres coming in the Autumn 2020

The Government have announced a ban on  old tyres being fitted to lorries, buses and coaches. The ban makes it illegal to fit tyres aged 10…

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DVSA to resume HGV Testing

The Driver and Vehicles Standards Agency (DVSA) has will resume HGV testing from 4 July 2020. To help manage the demand as testing is resumed the…

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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…

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Descartes launches mobile driver vehicle safety checks

From October 2018, Descartes mobile driver vehicle safety checks will be available as part of the SmartCompliance suite. Transport operators of all sizes will be able to…

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