May Issue 36 - Flipbook - Page 11
VEHICLES AND TRAILERS DUE AN ANNUAL TEST IN AUGUST,
SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2021
Do your vehicles or trailers
testing in August, September,
October or November 2021?
Read this important information.
exemptions to help keep industry
moving during the pandemic.
As a result, test dates are not
evenly spread throughout the year
and August, September, October
and November are significantly
busier than usual.
This will put pressure on the wider
industry, including those involved
in preparing and maintaining
vehicles for test, as well as the
capacity available at ATFs.
MOVE YOUR TEST TO MAY,
JUNE OR JULY
In May, June and July, DVSA are
expecting lower test volumes,
so ATFs will have more tests
available. For peace of mind,
DVSA are advising operators
with tests in August, September,
October and November to move
to May, June or July and avoid
the busier months later in the year.
Doing this will also help you to
avoid issues in future years.
Moving tests to quieter months
helps everyone because:
You guarantee your test date
The demand for vehicle
maintenance and preparation
is spread out during the year
ATFs can manage the demand
DVSA can get the right levels
of staff to ATFs
CHECK ATF AVAILABILITY
You can now find out if your local
ATF or nearby sites have test
availability. Use DVSA’s Find
a test centre for a HGV, bus or
trailer MOT on GOV.UK to check
Source: DVSA Bulletin