MOT Testing 98 – August 2018

MOT Testing Magazine 98 August 2018

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 August 2018 issue

The new MOT Manual: a smooth transition?… – As we announced in the headline of the May issue, “The biggest shake-up for the MOT in decades” – Has it gone smoothly? After the computerisation glitches, we expected the worst. What does the industry think?…

4. Testing Times – News and updates from the MOT industry: The long-deferred MOT Fee review is covered in the main editorial section, and in contrast, the slap in the face perversity of the no-discounting-allowed regimen for HGV Testing. Plus the Risk Assessment changes, and some new Manual observations.

8. Topical Tips – MOT Club’s John Ashton asks why, in this age of smartphones, tablets, desktop and laptop computers and the web, are VTSs sent their assessment reports by bottom-copy hand-written reports, from the “Communications award winning DVSA” no less.…

10. Readers’ Letters – More letters from the Editor’s postbag – Letters from our readers covering; online DIY risk assessments, the new Manual, a trade dispute resolved and some less than helpful advice from the DVSA call centre…
Forum Fragments – Re-Test after repairs, welded repairs and of course, the new Manual…

13. Rent a Tester – Standby Testers. Jim Punter talks to Gavin White, who spotted a gap in the market for temporary Testers…

18. Spotlight On: – Risk Assessment Visits. Jim Punter talks to Neil Barlow about the new risk assessment regime, the shift in emphasis to Tester quality, and why…

20. DVSA and DfT News – Latest news from the DVSA – Safety recalls are becoming a serious road safety issue – are they soon to be part of the MOT? Will the fee be increased to cover it?
From DfT: The lack of any inclination from DVSA or the DfT to address the long overdue MOT Fee, while raking in MOT profits to balance their books.

22. Consultant’s Casebook – More tips from MOT Consultant Eamonn Loney – There may be good reasons why a Test can be under-timed on the computer, but DVSA will assume the worst; and don’t be tempted to road Test brakes because the rollers are being used…

24. Product Review: – ATLs and OPTLs – If you can raise the capital to pay, there’s an economic case to buy an ATL or OPTL. We present a review of the best packages on the market.

MOT Testing Magazine 98 August 2018 Sample Issue

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