A spot check on your lorry could cost you £100
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A DOE spot check only takes ten minutes, If your vehicle is overdue for Plating or Annual Testing, you risk a fine of up to £100. So it pays you to know the DOE Plating and Testing regulations.
Most goods vehicles of over 30 cwt., and trailers over 1 ton unladen weight are subject to plating and testing.
Should you be in any doubt about your own vehicle, the essential informatioo is contained in the application forms. For first tests forms VTG 1A (motor vehicles) or VTG2A (trailers): for subsequent tests form VTG 40. These can be obtained atany MoneyOrderPost Office, or by writing to the Goods Vehicle Centre, 91/92 The Strand, Swansea, SA1 2DH, A comprehensive 'Guide for Vehicle Operators is obtainable free from any Goods Vehicle Testing Station, any Traffic Area Office, the Goods Vehicle Centre, or from offices of the Freight TransportAssociation and the Road Haulage Association.