Heavy vehicle testing to go paperless

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced plans to modify the yearly inspection process for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and public service vehicles (PSVs) to be more eco-friendly.

Starting 29 April 2024, the DVSA will cease issuing physical pass certificates for these vehicles, although they will temporarily provide paper certificates for failed tests.

The DVSA is urging businesses to prepare for these updates. They are committed to collaborating with industry professionals and frontline staff to spread awareness about these changes.

The DVSA now has the capability to distribute certificates digitally through the MOT history service, aiming to reduce the reliance on paper copies. They note that, in many cases, operators don't need a hard copy of the pass certificate. The DVSA encourages checking the vehicle's MOT history online to confirm pass details and review any advisory notes.

However, for those who have difficulty accessing the internet or have specific needs, the Agency will continue to provide printed certificates.

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