2011 Press Releases
08-12-11 VOSA marks opening of 150th ATF
Today marks the opening of the 150th Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) at Brownhills-based Gulliver's Truck Hire Ltd which will offer open access vehicle testing of trailers, heavy goods and public service vehicles five days a week.
01-12-11 Tachograph Calibration Fees will be de-regulated from 1st January 2012
The fee for calibration and periodic inspection of tachographs will be deregulated from 1st January 2012, following a consultation with the industry.
24-08-11 Kent garage owner guilty of faking MOT tests
A garage owner has been found guilty of issuing fraudulent MOT certificates to car owners at Woolwich Crown Court.
21-07-11 VOSA's safe driver's guide wins award
A pocket guide designed to improve road safety by helping professional drivers understand complex driver?s hours rules has been recognised with a national award.
14-07-11 VOSA's Testing Transformation Programme reaches land mark as 100th ATF opens
The 100th Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) opens on Monday 18 July marking a milestone in the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency?s (VOSA) drive to reduce burdens and take testing closer to the customer.
05-07-11 Middlesex coach firm fined 137,500 for drivers' hours offences
A Middlesex coach company has been fined £137,500 after being found guilty of abusing drivers' hours offences.
16-06-11 Consultation on fee changes launched
VOSA is launching a consultation on proposals to change some fees for annual testing operator licensing and associated services.
07-06-11 Government crackdown on rogue truckers
From today, commercial vehicle operators whose lorries, buses and coaches are immobilised because they pose a threat to road safety will be charged £80 by VOSA to release their vehicle.
14-04-11 Nottinghamshire haulage company fined for drivers' houirs offences
A Nottinghamshire based haulage company was fined £90,662 at Nottingham Magistrates Court yesterday.
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 Limo anghyfreithlon yw'r cerbyd cyntaf i'w falu dan bwerau newydd
Cafodd dau limosîn hir a gipiwyd oddi wrth y cwmni sy'n berchen arnynt eu malu heddiw oherwydd eu bod yn cael eu gweithredu'n anghyfreithlon a ddim yn bodloni deddfau diogelwch y DU.
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.
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30-04-2013 - Consultation on fee changes launched
VOSA is today launching a consultation on proposals to change some fees for a range of services it carries out.
04-03-2013 - Changes to Annual Vehicle Testing
Changes to the MOT for cars and large vehicle tests come into force later this month as new European requirements on roadworthiness take effect.