heavy vehicles MOT exemptionsThe Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency have abounded that certain vehicles and trailers with an MOT due in September 2020 will be granted exemptions.


12-month exemption

  • Earned Recognition operator (whole fleet)
  • operator in green OCRS roadworthiness band with 50 or more events and a calculated roadworthiness base score of 1.3 or lower on 27 July 2020
  • vehicles or trailers up to 2 years old
September 2021

3-month exemption

Not previously had an exemption and not eligible for a 12-month exemption (see above) December 2020


Mandatory tests will be required for vehicles and trailers which do not qualify for a longer exemption. These are:

  • Vehicles given a 3-month exemption in March 2020
  • Vehicles given a 3-month exemption in June 2020

Th eDriver and Vehicle Licensing Agency also continue to remind ATFs about the vehicle/trailer tests they should prioritise. The highest priority are those which legally need a test.

  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 more information or to discuss any aspect of your commercial vehicle insurance contact us directly or visit us here.

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