DVSA announces future roadworthiness testing plans

DVSA has announced how the roadworthiness testing of lorries and trailers will be managed in the coming months – previously announced roadworthiness test date extensions until August will continue.

From September 2020 to March 2021 a 3-month extension will apply for all vehicles and trailers.

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) said that it welcomes the clarity the announcement provides for operators, but it remains concerned about the availability of roadworthiness tests.

Temporary Exemptions

A new 12-month exemption is possible for “Low Risk” vehicles under 2 years old or operators with Earned Recognition or “Green” operators that meet a DVSA score target. Certificates of Temporary Exemption (CTEs) will be issued for vehicles and trailers due for test up to March 2021 and all temporary exemptions will be applied automatically.

For those vehicles defined as “Low Risk” by DVSA a 12-month temporary exemption will apply.

More details and a list of dates has been published by RHA.


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