Update: Heavy Vehicle Test Exemptions

3 or 12 month exemptions have been given to eligible vehicle and trailers (except first test vehicles). Vehicles that are due their first test can only be completed the month before they are due.

To find out you new test expiry date you can use MOT test history service

In addition you can also use this spreadsheet of the vehicles and trailers that have had exemptions applied to their original test dates.

You will need to check the MOT history to see if your MOT exemption has been applied as the spreadsheet doesn’t contain all vehicles and trailers due their first test.

Which vehicles/trailers need a test in December 2020?

Vehicles and trailers which don’t qualify for a longer exemption will be required for a test. These are:

  • Vehicles given a 3-month exemption in September 2020

The DVSA have reminded ATFs to prioritise vehicles that legally need a test and the following:

  1. Vehicles/trailers legally due a test within a month
  2. Vehicles/trailers going on international journeys
  3. Dangerous goods vehicles
  4. Specialist vehicle types (e.g. refuse vehicles, gritters)
  5. Prohibition clearances

For all your training and compliance needs LMG are here to help! We are your one stop shop for all your transport compliance and Driver CPC training requirements. Call our team today to see what we can do for you! 01543 897505.