Good News – Truck Test Failure Rate Down


Good news is that the failure rate for truck tests is down with the initial fail rate falling below 23% for the first time at both VOSA-operated and ATF stations.  As you would expect, the ATF figures were, as always, better than those achieved at VOSA stations with an initial fail rate as low as […]

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Stuarts Truck & Bus

On 5th August, Stuarts Truck & Bus opens the company’s second ATF. The new ATF, which is independent of the company’s Plymouth facility, is located in Exeter. In addition to all makes of truck, bus and coach, the new ATF will also be available for testing trailers and Class 4, 5 and 7 vehicles. Ryan […]

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VOSA opens 350th Authorised Testing Facility


Commercial vehicle testing reaches another milestone in the UK as the 350th ATF is opened. VOSA presented Morrisons Regional Distribution Centre in Bridgwater, Somerset, with a certificate on Wednesday 24 July to commemorate the fact it had opened the 350th ATF. Almost 70% of all tests are now carried out at private sites away from […]

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TIP ATF Gateshead

Following investment to improve and upgrade the facilities at its North East depot in Gateshead, TIP Trailer Services has now opened its eighth ‘Authorised Testing Facility’ (ATF), as part of its expanding FleetCare maintenance programme. Originally planned to be open for testing two days per week, such has been the success of the Gateshead facility […]

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ATFs to charge less than VOSA Stations?

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VOSA has launched a consultation on proposals to change some fees for a range of services it carries out. This includes fees for truck and bus testing, operator licensing and associated services, the approval and certification of various vehicles, and tachograph calibrator approval. The main focus of the proposed changes to fees is to create […]

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Calling All ATF Owners


If you operate one or more ATF’s then you may wish to consider joining the brand new ATF Operators Association which held their first meeting in January. Out of the 300 ATF’s in the UK as many as 32 got together in Coventry to vote in a management team, including transport operators as President and […]

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Truck Test Numbers Down – Pass Rates Up

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TIPs 7th ATF - now in Essex

Following an investment in excess of £120,000 to improve and upgrade the facilities at its Grays depot in Essex, TIP Trailer Services has now opened its seventh ATF. TIP currently offers ATF facilities at seven of its depots across the UK, including Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Felixstowe, Nuneaton, Grays and Dublin. Announcing details of latest ATF […]

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Day’s Open ATF in Swansea

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To fill in the gap in the truck testing network after the closure of the Ammanford VOSA Test Centre for South West Wales, Day’s Group have invested in a new VOSA Approved ATF at their Truck Centre in Swansea. Taking just three months from the original application to VOSA, the company has worked closely with […]

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New ATF For Imperial DAF Bristol

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Imperial Commercials has invested more than £160,000 in a new ATF at Days Road, Bristol to offer testing three days a week. Imperial Commercials has bought into the whole ATF scheme with Bristol being the sixth opening in their 29-strong network, although it is unlikely that all the sites will become ATF stations.  David Lewis, […]

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