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HGV Periodic Testing (Roadworthiness Test)


From the 20th May 2018, some vehicles which run on a standard HGV chassis will lose their test exemption status and will need to complete their annual test.


The vehicles affected are:

-        Mobile cranes (on a standard HGV chassis)

-        Breakdown vehicles

-        Engineering plant and plant (not being engineering plant), which is movable plant or equipment being a motor vehicle (not constructed primarily to carry a load) especially designed and constructed for the special purposes of engineering operations

-        Tower wagons

-        Road construction vehicles (but not road rollers and other specialised equipment not based on an HGV chassis)

-        Electrically propelled motor vehicles registered since the 1st March 2015

-        Tractor units pulling exempt trailers

-        Motor tractors and heavy and light locomotives exempted under sections 185 and 186 (3) of the Road Traffic Act 1988, where these are based on a HGV chassis.


More information can be found at


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