Average truck runs 88,000 miles between DVSA checks


 

The DVSA has defended its intelligence-led approach to roadside enforcement after statistics were released showing an average truck is inspected once every 88,000 miles. The figures were obtained in a freedom of information request by the Unite union, which has used them as evidence that on-the-spot checks are now “vanishingly rare”. The union said a lorry in the UK could travel the equivalent of three and a half times around the world without expecting to undergo a check. Unite said […]