2010 Press Releases
14-12-10 VOSA to consult on test booking improvements
VOSA to consult on improvements to the way commercial vehicle tests are booked at VOSA testing stations
14-12-10 VOSA signs ports agreement
VOSA has signed an agreement with the British Ports Association and the UK Major Ports Group which will see all parties working together to improve road safety.
22.11.10 Mitcham Goods Vehicle Test Station to close in 2011
The Mitcham goods vehicle test station will close by July 2011 following an announcement by The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency VOSA).
22.11.10 Birmingham Goods Vehicle Test Station to close in 2011
The Birmingham goods vehicle test station will close by July 2011 following an announcement by The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency VOSA).
11-11-10 VOSA moves to next stage of taking testing to the customer
The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) is moving forward with its strategy of taking testing to the customer in order to reduce the burden on industry.
08-11-10 Fail rates for HGV tests hit all time low
More heavy good vehicles than ever before are passing their annual test first-time, thanks to new innovations and close collaboration between VOSA and the industry.
03-11-10 Garage owner guilty of faking MOT tests
A garage owner has been found guilty at Preston Crown Court of issuing fraudulent MOT certificates.
03-06-10 VOSA publish MOT garage contact list
VOSA have issued MOT garage list.
23-06-10 Hefty fines for drivers who refused fixed penalties
Hefty fines for drivers who refused fixed penalties.
23-08-10 OCRS risk score changes take effect
OCRS risk score changes take effect.
15-10-10 Hefty fine for Nottingham coach company
Hefty fine for Nottingham coach company
01-06-2010 Graduated fixed penalties - one year on
An overview of graduated fixed penalities one year on after the launch.
25-05-10 Hefty fine for Scunthorpe haulage company
Hefty fine for breaking drivers'hours rules.
22-03-10 MOT Test Fees
The maximum fee for testing private motor vehicles will increase on 6th April 2010.
19-03-10 Lothian Buses to open first ATF in Scotland
Edinburgh and the Lothians based bus operator, Lothian Buses, signed the first Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) contract in Scotland this week.
10-03-10 Steeton Goods Vehicle Test Station Closes
Steeton Goods Vehicle Test Station (GVTS) will close on the 12 March following a wind down period (staged approach). In December 2009, The Vehicle Operator Services Agency (VOSA) confirmed that Steeton GVTS would close by the 31 March, 2010.
09-03-10 Changes to VOSA fees for 2010/11
On 1 April 2010, following consultation, the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) will be introducing revised fees for statutory and voluntary testing of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and Public Service Vehicles (PSVs).
02-02-10 Coach company fined large sum for drivers hours offences
A Croydon coach company has been fined £217,500 after being found guilty of abusing drivers hours regulations.
27-01-10 Three Sign up to Authorised Testing Facilities (ATF) Contract
The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) today published the Authorised Testing Facilities (ATF) contract and announced that three operators, Wincanton, TruckEast and Scania (Great Britain) Limited have signed up to run ATFs.
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17-03-11 VOSA's Testing Transformation programme gathers pace as ATF target is met
VOSA's drive to reduce burdens on industry and take testing to the customer is gathering pace as the agency confirms that two new non-VOSA testing stations opened this week.
24-03-11 Illegal limo first vehicle to be crushed under new powers
Two stretch limousines which were seized from the company which owns them have been crushed today because they were being operated illegally and do not meet UK safety laws.