A six month pilot of next generation testing (NGT) will commence next month in south Wales with more than 20 ATF operators. Alex Fiddes, director of operations at DVSA – formerly Vosa and the DSA – said the trial will kick off in the middle of March and run through until September. “The pilot involves 25 technical staff; we’ve created a new management team dedicated solely to the pilot area, and we’re in the process of meeting with ATF operators […]
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 […]
East Anglia’s Mercedes-Benz dealer Orwell Truck & Van has spent £600,000 on a new VOSA-approved Authorised Test Facility (ATF). The dedicated lane is at Orwell’s headquarters on the Martlesham Heath Business Park, Ipswich. Service director Steve Webb says: “We have always prepared vehicles for MoT testing. But the big advantage for customers is that they can now have those tests carried out in our workshop, negating the need for a time-consuming trip to a VOSA site. “Tests can also be […]
Proposed increases in the fees charged by the DVSA (formerly Vosa and the DSA) for a range of services, including vehicle testing, have still not been confirmed – more than seven months after a consultation on the proposals ended.