More annual tests on LGVs were carried out at non-Vosa facilities than at a Vosa facility last year, the agency’s latest Effectiveness Report has shown. In 2012/13, 206,002 LGVs were tested at a non-Vosa facility (authorised testing facilities or designated premises), while 197,160 vehicles were tested at Vosa sites. In 2011/12, the figures were 134,645 and 278,934 respectively. Initial fail rate was almost identical at Vosa and non-Vosa sites, at 22.6% and 22.1% of LGVs respectively. Headlamp aim remained the […]
TIP Trailer Services, part of GE Capital, has opened its seventh authorised testing facility (ATF) in Essex, following a £120,000 depot upgrade. The Grays, Essex site offers LGV and ADR as well as hire and maintenance as part of a rolling programme to develop a network of ATFs. The trailer rental service also offers testing at its sites in Manchester, Dublin, Leeds, Liverpool, Felixstowe and Nuneaton, the first of which was launched two years ago. UK fleetcare manager Jonny Clark […]
Talks between DVSA management and Prospect and Public and Commercial Services (PCS) unions at arbitration service ACAS appear to be bearing fruit. Both unions have pledged to suspend all industrial action for the duration of the talks, with DVSA promising not to take disciplinary action against staff who refuse to follow work practices that are in dispute.