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 […]
Vosa’s delayed shake-up of the Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) system will take effect from October. OCRS changes had been slated for 30 April originally but this, and a subsequent 1 July deadline, were missed. As of last month the agency still didn’t have a revised date for the introduction of the new OCRS system. However, in a statement today Vosa says: “In April we informed you that the introduction of the changes to improve the current OCRS was delayed […]
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 […]
Vehicle testing operations at authorised testing facilities (ATFs) could be disrupted tomorrow (20 November), after union Prospect confirmed many of its 580 members within the DVSA will be out on strike.