Updated Guide to Maintaining HGV and PSV Roadworthiness – DVSA

The DVSA has updated and improved the Guide to Maintaining HGV and PSV Roadworthiness!

This is essential reading for transport managers and drivers of lorries and buses. It includes best practice advice on a range of items to keep vehicles safe on the road.


What is included in HGV and PSV Roadworthiness?

It is always in your best interest to do walkaround checks and tyre management before you set off in your HGV or PSV/PCV. This and more is included in this new guidance, covering towing, brake performance, emissions and fuel management.

Keeping good maintenance schedules will help keep operators and drivers save on the road, preventing incidents from happening.

Read the full documentation here.


What training covers Roadworthiness?

Alongside this, our training courses offer best practices when driving HGV and PSV/PCV vehicles, including safe and efficient fuel management as part of our Driver CPC.

The Essential Vehicle Checks training covers safe loading and unloading, pre-start vehicle checks, vehicle compliance and roadside law enforcement. OCRS and how drivers directly affect this important compliance tool. Forces acting on a vehicle, rollover avoidance and action in the event of a collision or at the scene of an accident.

Contact us today for our upcoming course dates and costs!

If you would like a more bespoke training integration with your business, our Driver CPC Consortium could be for you. Read more about how we helped Co-op develop their internal training programmes here.

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