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New DVSA guide highlights BVRLA role

By Byron Rimmer
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 12:15

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ROLE: DVSA guide praises BVRLA

The updated Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness has highlighted the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association’s (BVRLA) role in promoting best practice.

Widely acknowledged as ‘The Bible’ for HGV operators, the guide includes clarification on safety inspection intervals, new guidance on brake testing and maintenance facilities, and an update on walk-round checks.

The latest guide was drawn up with the help of BVRLA members.

Peter Hearn, Head of the Office of the Chief Executive at the DVSA, said: “The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency values the involvement industry partners had in creating a new version of the Guide to Maintaining Road Worthiness.

“The BVRLA and its members have a valuable role in improving safety standards through their quality assurance programme which we have referenced in the guide as a source of best practice to ensure operators are meeting their obligations to regularly monitor the suppliers of vehicles.”

Gerry Keaney, Chief Executive of the BVRLA, added: “The BVRLA and its members are working closer than ever with the DVSA and it is great to hear them acknowledge the role we play in maintaining and improving HGV operator standards.”

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