HGV and PSV inspection manuals are updated

22 April 2022

Updated heavy goods vehicle (HGV) and public service vehicle (PSV) manuals have been published and come into effect from 1 May 2022, for vehicles in England, Scotland and Wales.

Local appeal process for heavy vehicle MOT results

14 March 2022

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has introduced a local appeals process for lorry, trailer and bus/coach annual test (MOT) results, whereby vehicle operators will now be able to ask DVSA to review test results without making a statutory appeal.

Warning from DVSA about emissions plate tampering

10 December 2021

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has said that some of its Standards Assessors have noticed a small number of heavy vehicles being presented for annual tests with some form of tampering evident.

Part-paid retests and trailer registration numbers

30 September 2021

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has issued updates to heavy vehicle testing customers to clarify its policy on when part-paid heavy vehicle retests apply and the addition of Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) trailer registration numbers to MOT certificates.

Action needed to ease bus and coach driver shortage

19 August 2021

The Operations Director of the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT), Keith McNally, has written to Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, warning him of the issues that will arise if vocational testing slots for coach and bus operators are not provided urgently.