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MOT Testing Magazine Sample content

The MOT Testing Magazine is a subscription-only quarterly anaysis of UK MOT related issues.

In the November 2017 issue

1. No MOT leadership – Since Alastair Peoples’ departure in October 2015 there has been no effective leadership from DVTS or DfT of the 21,000 plus MOT businesses carrying out the UK’s vehicle safety checks. The closest the MOT industry has to an executive administrator now is Lesley Young, Head of MOT Scheme Policy (in addition to various other roles). What are the MOT Industry’s prospects for improvement?…

4. Testing Times – News and updates from the MOT industry: Aside from the main issues arising from the front page items, Testing Times covers the new MOT Manual, diesel smoke meter software upgrade, DVSA centralises administration, an MOT ‘history lesson’ from John Ball, IMI warns of Brexit problems and MOT Testing vehicles’ electronic systems…

8. Topical Tips – MOT Club’s John Ashton’s advice to AEs this issue covers the dangers of Testers who are registered at multiple sites and the Annual Assessment and CPD training requirement – the clue is in the name; it’s annual…

10. Readers’ Letters – More letters from the Editor’s postbag – in this issue’s very full and diverse section, we have letters covering the 40-year rolling MOT Exemption, poor MOT standards, Risk Assessment scoring; why it’s unfair, oil temperature probes and out of date emissions data. Keep those letters coming…

16. Spotlight On: – DVSA Interview – Chief Executive Gareth Llewellyn having declined to be interviewed, we were offered instead DVSA Head of Policy Lesley Young, supported by Neil Barlow, Head of MOT Policy and MOT Service Manager. Editor Jim Punter raises some issues of grave concern to the MOT industry…

18. DVSA and DfT News – Latest news from the DVSA – A new Head of MOT Enforcement, new Testing Manual changes, improving the MOT computer, MOT Training.

From DfT: Historic Vehicle MOT Exemption – the consultation outcome was ignored, and so, apparently, is road safety…

20. Consultant’s Casebook – More tips from MOT Consultant Eamonn Loney – DVSA Discipline: a few more examples of how DVSA invoke disciplinary proceedings against AEs and NTs, plus; how to prevent a 28-day ban becoming even longer…

21. Product Review: – Diagnostic Equipment – Electronic safety and engine management systems have become sophisticated and complex; does an illuminated warning lamp mean there’s a problem, or is it a software glitch – if it results in an MOT fail, you may be asked to fix it. Here’s a selection of the latest equipment to do just that…


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MOT Testing 95 – November 2017
Sample Issue In the November 2017 issue 1. No MOT leadership – Since Alastair Peoples’ departure in October 2015 there has been no effective leadership from DVTS or DfT of the 21,000…
MOT Testing 94 – August 2017
Sample Issue In the August 2017 issue Government MOT policies – The Government’s MOT policies since 2005 have ensured that it is all but hit VTS sustainability impossible for MOT…
MOT Testing 93 – May 2017
Sample Issue In the May 2017 issue DfT manipulates road death figures – Understating deaths and injuries, overstating the benefit to motorists; the public trusts and respects the MOT as it…
MOT Testing 91 – Nov 2016 - Feb 2016
Sample Issue In the November - February 2017 issue Fee increase ‘Consultation’ but no fee increase yet – The August ’16 issue of MOT Testing carried a headline referring to…
MOT Testing 90 – Aug 2016 - Oct 2016
Sample Issue In the August - October 2016 issue DVSA rakes in £11M: – DVSA is retaining surpluses of £11M, while Testing Stations are doing more and more more for…
MOT Testing 89 – May 2016 - July 2016
Sample Issue In the May - July 2016 issue MOT Training Revolution, Here are the details: – The NTTA is no more; to “raise professionalism” and in answer to the…
MOT Testing 88 – February 2016 - April 2016
Sample Issue In the February 2016 issue The MOT Fee – when will    it be reviewed? – Regular MOT Fee reviews are a distant memory, as is the last fee…
MOT Testing 87 – November 2015 - January 2016
Sample Issue In the November 2015 issue What is going on with diesel emissions Testing? –  Do Testing Stations properly MOT test diesel engines for smoke emissions?– With one hand…
MOT Testing 86 – August - October 2015
Sample Issue In the August 2015 issue Once again the MOT Test is employed as a political device – Is it becoming a political tradition? – The new government is…
MOT Testing 85 – May - July 2015
MOT Testing Magazine 85 – May - July 2015 Sample Issue Lead Article: Web-based MOTs – the new MOT age is dawningThe question is: “Are you ready?” – If you’re not,…
MOT Testing 84 – Feb - April 2015
MOT Testing Magazine 84 – February 2015 Sample Issue Lead Article: MOT Training – Is MOT training finally about to be updated at last? 4. Testing Times – News from…
MOT Testing 83 – November 2014
This is a sample of MOT Testing Magazine 83 – partial articles only – See online PDF below. To download the full copy of the magazine or view the content…
MOT Testing 82 – August 2014
This is a sample of MOT Testing Magazine 82 – partial articles only – See online PDF below. To download the full copy of the magazine or view the content…
MOT Testing 81 – May 2014
 This is a sample of MOT Testing Magazine 81 – partial articles only – See online PDF below. To download the full copy of the magazine or view the content…
MOT Testing 76 – February 2013
This is a sample of MOT Testing Magazine 76 – partial articles only (INCLUDES PAGE 6 MISSING FROM PRINT VERSION). See online PDF below. To download the full copy of…
MOT Testing 75 – November 2012
This is a sample of MOT Testing Magazine 75 – partial articles only. See online PDF below. To download the full copy of the magazine or view the content online…
MOT Testing 74 – August 2012
This is a sample of MOT Testing Magazine 73 – partial articles only. See online PDF below. To download the full copy of the magazine or view the content online…
MOT Testing 73 – May 2012
This is a sample of MOT Testing Magazine 73 – partial articles only. See online PDF below. To download the full copy of the magazine or view the content online…
MOT Testing 72 – February 2012
This is a sample of MOT Testing Magazine 72 – partial articles only. See online PDF below. To download the full copy of the magazine or view the content online…
MOT Testing 71 – November 11
This is a sample of MOT Testing Magazine 71 – partial articles only. See online PDF below. To download the full copy of the magazine or view the content online…