VOSA meets ATF target; ramps up testing transformation 18 March 2011
VOSA's (the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) 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.
The new ATFs (Authorised Testing Facilities) have been opened by Moreton Cullimore in Gloucester and S&K Haulage in Barry, South Wales.
After completing further analysis on the market for ATFs, VOSA will also close the Gloucester, Liverpool and Bishopbriggs (Glasgow) test stations, it says, as the review found that there is sufficient interest in running ATFs in the areas around these sites.
"I'm very pleased to see these latest sites open – it means that VOSA has met our target to open 40 new non-VOSA sites by the end of March," says VOSA chief executive Alastair Peoples.
"It shows that the industry has confidence in the future of testing and that ATFs are the way forward," he continues. "We have been working tremendously hard to provide an efficient, modern service for our customers which delivers convenient, high quality testing."
Peoples also confirms that more tests than ever are now being carried out by VOSA staff at privately owned sites, which is helping to cut the time and money operators spend travelling to test stations, he insists.
Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)
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