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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 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 Testing Stations to make a profit; allowing more businesses into the scheme, passing computer and training costs onto garages while failing to increase the MOT fee for seven years are all pushing businesses closer to insolvency – what is the DVSA Chief Executive doing about it?…

DVSA makes £28m profit – It appears that as a result of passing costs onto MOT Testing businesses, DVSA has been able to ramp up their own profits; their own figures show that those profits come from MOT Testing savings – transferring training costs to Testing Stations and using VEs to support their HGV activities. The MOT industry really should have its own leadership and representation inside DVSA…

Testing Times – News from the MOT industry: Aside from the main issues arising from the front page items, Testing Times covers Insurance, MOT marketing calls and texts, and how consumer websites mis-represent the MOT when comparing it to a regular vehicle service…

Topical Tips – MOT Club’s John Ashton notes that DVSA disciplinary activity is increasing, and furthermore, the goalposts seem to have been moved, unannounced. You may suddenly find yourself going from green to red!…

Readers’ Letters – More letters from the Editor’s postbag – In this edition: Is a Tester safe to drive a customer’s un-taxed vehicle on road test? Can you refuse to Test a ‘supercar’ if its value exceeds your insurance policy? Plus more on dampers, seat belts and struggling with rates and upgrades on falling revenues…

Spotlight On: – Finance – You need to upgrade your premises/equipment to save money – but you’ve got no money! Here’s how finance works…

DVSA and DfT News – More news from the DVSA and the DfT – Revise MOT Guide, Training dates update, DfT News: 4-1-1 update, EC MOT Changes, a new Minister takes over…

Consultant’s Casebook – More tips from MOT Consultant Eamonn Loney – Dealing with increasing activity from DVSA, Eamonn reports on how a ‘cold exhaust’ meant trouble for a client, how CCTV could save your bacon, and how “Loss of Repute” meant “Cessation” within 24 hours for an AE with FOUR Testing Stations…

Product Review: – ATLs – One of the ways to regain profitability is to invest in an ATL –a hefty investment, but one which will save money in the long run. Here’s a roundup of some of the best on the market…

 


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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…