A DfT review of the HGV testing system is on the cards in a move that could see the DVSA’s monopoly on HGV testing overturned and the door opened to accredited Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) operators. According to sources, the DfT is to launch a review “in the coming months” into the way HGV and trailer roadworthiness testing is carried out. The review will look at how to tackle the current shortage of DVSA testers and consider boosting numbers by […]
DVSA is refusing to allow authorised testing facility operators (ATFs) to help clear a mounting backlog of thousands of annual HGV and trailer tests created by the Covid-19 lockdown – a move strongly condemned by both RHA and the ATF Operators Association (ATFOA) this week.
The DVSA has reminded drivers and operators of commercial and public service vehicles that tyres aged over 10 years fitted to front-steered axles will be illegal from 1 February 2021.
Operators have painted a mixed picture of the sector as they look to gradually restart their businesses. So should they be preparing for an upturn in the months ahead? Or are they bracing themselves for a second wave?