MV Commercial has urged hauliers to keep up regular truck maintenance checks following the DVSA’s decision to suspend commercial vehicle MOTs for three months.

The CV sales and leasing company said its technician support network is doing all it can to support operators in their regular roadworthiness checks - maximising uptime and safeguarding road users.

Steven Cairns, MD at MV Commercial, said: “Suspending MOTs gives operators vital breathing room at the time when they need it most. However, it’s essential that they maintain regular fleet checks.

“Right now, downtime is not an option for hauliers, so following a regular proactive checking and maintenance schedule will ensure they can trust in their trucks and keep their people and the general public safe.”

MV Commercial said it has introduced a number of measures to support operator maintenance at this time.

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For example, its mobile technicians can provide no-contact fleet checks and maintenance at operators’ sites, and can complete the vast majority of works without needing to bring the vehicle to a workshop.

In addition to vehicle technicians, the support network also includes dedicated crane engineers, able to conduct inspection and maintenance works on equipment from Cormach, Hiab, Palfinger and PM cranes.

Technicians are also equipped with additional PPE and sanitation stations on-board their vans, to protect themselves and others.

Cairns added: “We know that we’re in uncertain times, but for our mobile support network, it’s business as usual.

“Fleets transporting food, pharmaceutical products and essential supplies must stay on the move, so we’re doing everything we can to keep their assets in peak condition while ensuring everyone stays safe.”