DVSA warn of potential MOT fail for HGV drivers

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency have warned drivers regarding the risks of not loading HGVs properly.  Testing a vehicle’s braking performance is a really important part of the annual test. The DVSA is reminding all operators to bring your vehicles to test with a load.

To carry out the brake test effectively, drivers should load their vehicle to 65% of its design axle weight. Drivers can supply the load themselves or the Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) may be able to supply ballast for themselves. There may be a charge for this, so it is best to check with the ATF first.

The DVSA is working with the Traffic Commissioners to highlight the importance of laden brake testing.

Find out more about vehicle brake test best practice on GOV.UK