A loophole that meant electric vans did not require an MOT has now been closed. It means that all electric van registered before March 01, 2015, will now be required to undergo the three-yearly MOT test.
Vans unfit for purpose Nearly 50% of all light commercial vehicles fail MoT test first time Operators face jail if an accident revealed failing in duty of care 45% of all MoT faults could be avoided through simple, regular maintenance MoT test failures leads to increase in costly downtime BUSINESS owners risk hefty fines and even jail through the high proportion of [...]
Vans are being driven harder on less maintenance. The FTA reckons there are 1 million unroadworthy vans on the road every day HALF of all 3.5-tonne vans on UK roads more than three years old are unroadworthy, according to a recent survey by the Freight Transport Association (FTA). The FTA study found the failure rate for the vans [...]
Story: COLIN DAWSON Your van isn’t earning its keep when it’s off the road. Any downtime will have a negative effect on your business and that includes MoT testing. Well, if you’re Midlands based, this could be the answer. Mercedes-Benz dealer Midlands Truck & Van is offering to MoT test your vans while you sleep. The company already [...]
New-look MOT certificate from October 2011 FROM Monday 17 October 2011, when you get your van MOT'd there will be a new look to the MOT certificate. Instead of the traditional green and white form, MOT certificates will be printed on to a single side of plain A4 paper in black ink. Although the certificate will look different it is [...]