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ATF operators concerned about lack of flexibility for booking DVSA testers

  • 30 April 2014
  • By Laura Hailstone

A lack of flexibility in the authorised testing facility (ATF) regime remains a key concern for ATF operators.

The ATF Operators Association was told by its members during a meeting at the CV Show yesterday (29 April)  that they wanted to have a clear contractual agreement with the DVSA around the timings of tests.

Specifically, ATF operators said they wanted to be able to request additional testers from DVSA at a shorter time frame than the current eight weeks notice.

Another key topic of discussion at the meeting was a call for a body, such as the Freight Transport Association or Road Haulage Association, to employ testing staff that ATFs could contract to carry out tests, instead of DVSA “having a monopoloy on testers”.

Stephen Smith, president of the ATF Operators Association, said: “We had a really successful meeting and it was interesting to hear that greater flexibility and privatising the testing regime remain our members’ main focus areas.”

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