According to the DVSA’s ‘Effectiveness Report’, the performance of British trucks and trailers in their annual roadworthiness test has reached an all-time high.
In the year to 31 March this year, 78.4 per cent of trucks passed the test first time, up 0.8 per cent on the previous year. It is also the seventh consecutive annual rise in the pass rate.
The trend in trailer test performance is even better, with the number of trailers passing first time continuing to climb for the twelfth year running.
Although the figures continue to improve, truck roadworthiness still lags behind levels achieved in the bus and coach industry.
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