MOT Testing 100 – February 2019

MOT Testing Magazine sample issue 100 February 2019

Sample Issue

This is a sample issue of MOT Testing Magazine – viewable as a PDF online.

The PDF at the foot this page shows partial pages of MOT Testing Magazine.

In the February 2109 issue

Test Lanes linked to the MOT computer – At last, the UK MOT is catching up with the rest of Europe: Later this year, following DVSA’s own trials, more ‘real world’ trials will take place, and following that, with a minor update (we’re told) to your equipment, some pass/fail decisions will be taken directly by the MOT computer…

4. Testing Times – News and updates from the MOT industry: A brief look back at 25 years (and still counting) of MOT Testing Magazine, newly qualified Testers’ qualifying ‘experience’ called into doubt, and increased emissions failures…

8. Topical Tips – MOT Club’s John Ashton briefs us on the report-generating scope and capabilities of the MOT computer, and how site managers should be using the data to safeguard their VTSs Testing security…

10. Readers’ Letters – More letters from the Editor’s postbag – Newly-qualified MOT Testers’ ‘qualifying experience’ queried; Testers’ RAG rating suddenly dropping without explanation, and a counterblast to the Adam Smith Institute report onthe MOT…

Forum Fragments – Yet more about Tester qualifying experience, and a MIL issue which just became more and more complicated…

18. Consultant’s Casebook – More tips from MOT Consultant Eamonn Loney – You now need to advise DVSA that you have appointed a consultant (or Agent) to represent you in disciplinary cases; and DVSA have now started imposing 500 point sanctions (5-year ban) against VTSs solely on the basis of Test time on the MOT computer…

20. Spotlight On: – New RAG rating system. DVSA are now taking a new tack, with the emphasis on Testers, who will now have personal risk ratings contributing 70% to their MOT Test station’s risk score – so if you’ve got a red rated Tester, you’ll probably be a red garage. Jim Punter reports…

22. DVSA and DfT News – Latest news from the DVSA – DVSA appear to think that the best way to find out what the trade thinks about its plans is to keep them secret, judging by their rules covering trade user group meetings. However, we’re spilling the beans, so our readers can judge. DfT news: again, ministers fail to act or keep their word on the MOT fee.

24. Product Review: – MOT Training Providers – Yet more about newly qualified Tester qualifying experience. Followed by a round up of Training companies.

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