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New printed MOT certificates for HGVs and Trailers

New printed MOT certificates for HGVs and Trailers have come into force from 14thJuly 2018, the DVSA has confirmed. The new certificates look similar to the current car MOT certificates and will replace the old hand-written ones over the next twelve months. The old style hand-written certificates issued before 14th July will remain in circulation and continue to be valid until their expiry date.


The new printed certificates give greater clarity to Operators and enable easier access to the national database of MOT test information. They are easier to read and, if a vehicle fails the MOT, the new certificates contain detailed information about the reasons for failure, listing defects and what needs to be done to rectify them. Plans have also been put in place in case of an IT failure at Authorised Testing Facilities, so they can issue a contingency certificate by hand.

The DVSA has also confirmed that, as of 14th July 2018, Trailer MOT test discs will no longer be issued. MOT test history information for HGVs and Trailers can be found online

Changes to rules and legislation mount up over time and Transport Managers and Operators are well advised to consider regular refresher courses to help them keep up to date and protect their Operator Licence. Take a look here to find out more about our Transport Manager Refresher Courses.

Story By: Novadata

Date : 31-07-2018

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