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Specialists in Logistics & Transport Law - Call 01254 828300

Don’t forget – your heavy vehicle may need to be tested!

In February, the DVSA explained that certain vehicles with heavy goods chassis will need to have had an annual test by 20 May 2019 to remain legal on Britain’s roads.

The reason for this is that some heavy goods vehicles lost their test exemption in May 2018 and came into the scope of test.

This is just a quick reminder that, you must arrange to have an annual test carried out on your vehicles if you have not done this yet. They need to  pass the test before the next vehicle tax renewal is due.

Vehicles now needing a test certificate include:

  • breakdown vehicles (not breakdown vans)
  • tower wagons
  • some mobile engineering plants
  • some trailers designed for the production of asphalt
  • road construction vehicles (not road rollers)
  • tractor units pulling exempt trailers
  • certain motor tractors and heavy and light locomotives exempted under sections 185 and 186 (3) of the Road Traffic Act 1988, where these are based on an HGV chassis
  • mobile cranes
  • electrically propelled motor vehicles first registered since 1 March 2015

The relevant vehicles will then need a test every year after their first test.

If you have any queries please contact our regulatory team on 01254 828300.

 

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