MOT Testing 90 – Aug 2016

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In the Aug – October 2016 issue

DVSA rakes in £11M: – DVSA is retaining surpluses of £11M, while Testing Stations are doing more and more more for the same fee, and they are having to fund extra equipment into the bargain – is the entire UK MOT Testing industry being taken for fools?
Brexit    –    We’ve voted out: but nothing is likely to change, certainly within the next couple of years. Whatever your views on the result, at least the prospect of Testing-only (no repairs at the VTS) has receded somewhat.…

4. Testing Times – News from the MOT industry: Inevitably the training changes have produced much confusion, and not only among AEs and Testers, there’s also yet another new Minister. As Editor Jim Punter Notes, ‘There’s a lot happening’…

8.    Topical Tips    –    The MOT Club’s John Ashton has been looking at the new training requirements and guides us through what will be some new and alien concepts to Testers and Managers…

10. Readers’ Letters – More letters from the Editor’s postbag – Yet more MOT Training queries and confusion, and yet more computer problems, compounded by DVSA’s apparent inability to communicate or provide information via their helpline or website…

18. Spotlight On: The MOT and the EU – MOT Discipline and Enforcement – Jim Punter looks at how MOT discipline and enforcement used to be achieved, how it developed into the current system, how it now operates, with its benefits and shortcomings and how it could be improved.

20. DVSA and DfT News – DVSA and DfT News    –    More news from the DVSA and the DfT – Jim Punter interviews Alex Fiddes, the man in charge, and Neil Barlow, responsible for the day-to-day management of the MOT Scheme; DVSA also introduces the new MOT computer security card; we also learn how NTTA-qualified Testers can get back into the scheme after cessation…

22. Consultant’s Casebook – More tips from MOT Consultant Eamonn Loney – Eamonn briefs us on a case where a Tester simply mis-naming a cherished vehicle nearly brought disaster, and how you may end up in trouble with DVSA even after keeping them fully informed…

24. Product Review: ATLs – Automated Testing Lanes – It was envisioned that the majority of VTSs would have them by now, and indeed most Testing in the rest of Europe is carried out on ATLs. Financially, they make sense, so here’s a line-up of what’s on offer…

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