Industrial action by DVSA vehicle testing staff looks to have been averted after a positive meeting between the government agency and trade union Prospect last week. The meeting covered union concerns about the new contracts vehicle testers are being asked to sign up to as part of the introduction of the Next Generation Testing (NGT) model. It came after strike action due in May was called off in favour of the talks. Following the meeting on 8 June, which involved […]
A six month pilot of next generation testing (NGT) will commence next month in south Wales with more than 20 ATF operators.
Stan Robinson says VOSA’s new MoT test fee structure, which will make it financially more attractive for hauliers to use private test facilities, has “not gone far enough”. The organisation confirmed that from 1 April, HGV annual test fees at authorised testing facilities (ATFs) and designated premises (DPs) will go down, while those at its official test stations will increase. Currently, the cost of testing a two axle truck at every test centre is £95. However, from the start of […]
The DVSA has conceded it needs more operators to join up to its earned recognition pilot to advance the project, after its its timetable for going live with the full version suffered further delay. Speaking at the RHA’s Autumn Conference yesterday (7 September), DVSA head of enforcement policy Gordon Macdonald hinted the pilot was still lacking the support from hauliers needed to get the scheme off the ground. While it was expected to go live at the end of this […]