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VOSA test defects upgrade

By: Dave Robbins
20 March 2013


Does European Directive 2010/48/EU mean anything to you?


If you own goods vehicles then it will be well worth your while checking it out. This new piece of European legislation which comes into effect on 20 March 2013, harmonises vehicle testing standards. In a nutshell, it means that some defects which are currently only advisory, will in future lead to test failure.


The changes cover 40 defects, all of which are marked in blue in an updated version of the 2013 edition of VOSA’s HGV Inspection Manual. To enable you to see what’s changing – and save yourself the cost of a re-test – you can download a free updated version of the manual from VOSA’s website.


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