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CVRT (Formerly DOE) Info.

CVRT (Formerly DOE) Info

What is The CVRT?

The Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Test (CVRT) (previously known as the DOE Test) is a roadworthiness test for all commercial vehicles, buses with more than eight passenger seats and ambulances, all over one year old. The CVRT confirms that a vehicle satisfies basic safety standards on the day the test is carried out. It tests what is accessible and visible. It does not confer a warranty as regards the condition of the vehicle.

All commercial vehicles must be tested when they are over one year old and annually after that.

There are two types of commercial vehicle tests, one for Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) and one for Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HCVs).

What is the difference between CVRT , DOE & VTN ?

The actual test is now called a Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Test (CVRT) but is still commonly referred to as a DOE (Department of Environment) Test.

The reason for this is that the Department of Environment originally introduced commercial vehicle testing . They have not been involved in its regulation for a number of years.

The network of commercial vehicle testing centres where you have your commercial vehicle tested are called Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Test Operators previously known as Vehicle Testing Network (VTN).

This is a network of independently owned test centres currently licensed by the Local Authority in the area and are completely separate from the National Car Testing Service (NCT) network which only test cars.

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