MOT Testing 95 – November 2017

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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40-year rolling MOT Exemption, poor MOT standards, Risk Assessment scoring; why it’s unfair, oil temperature probes and out of date emissions data.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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