If you do not do this work yourself, you must provide the Transport Commissioner with a copy of a contract with a maintenance supplier. You are always responsible for the condition of your vehicles and trailers, even if they are serviced for you by someone else. Even the most comprehensive, comprehensive, all-dance R-M contract cannot relieve the user of its fundamental responsibility to ensure that the vehicle “remains safe and safe on the road at all times. This is reflected in the VOSA guide on maintaining the ability to drive, a useful starting point for all those who make decisions about maintenance agreements. The guide also states that the term “vehicle user” applies to both the driver and the driver. The operator is responsible for the daily checks of the whale and the careful filling of the bugs. VOSA and the Transport Commissioners believe that this daily check is as important as the planned safety inspections: VOSA estimates that more than 30% of the mechanical defects it discovered should have been detected by the driver. Use these key points as a guide to help you plan and implement a compliant and efficient maintenance system for your vehicles. As there is a Daf solway workshop just off Wighams hof service downtime is minimal. “Daf is going to take the vehicle on a Saturday or Sunday and send it back, and I can call someone if there are any problems,” he said. “Daf is very good to us.” Wigham adds that the comfort and quality of the maintenance arrangement is a key factor in his choice of truck. VOSA`s “Guide to Vehicle Ability” makes it clear that operators must take steps to ensure that their maintenance operator`s work is up to date: “Even if you are in good contact with a contractor, you should have a regular quality monitoring system. Obtaining annual test data from the first period holder is a way to verify that their performance is satisfactory, but this should be supplemented by other audits.
Any signs of incompetence, incompetence or other inadequacies leading to a reduction in the standards achieved should be taken into account immediately. Here too, a good working relationship can help, but if problems persist, you may want to consider changing contractors. You must keep your vehicles safe and in good condition at all times. You must keep a record of all safety and maintenance inspections that you or your maintenance company perform for at least 15 months. Most contracts, whether basic service agreements or complete R-M packages, are based on about eight security inspections per year. This is reflected in the average six-week safety inspection interval. But VOSA`s long-standing instructions on this subject state that the inspection interval can vary between 4 and 13 weeks depending on the use of the truck and the annual distance. Thanks to the Compliances Risk Score (OCRS), VOSA and the Transport Commissioners, it is possible to demonstrate that safety inspections are appropriate for approximately eight weeks or ten weeks. Does this justify a reduction in the MR rate? The difference may not be as big as one might imagine. “There`s little difference in price for a truck contract that could be for a six-week inspection compared to a 10-week truck,” said John Davies, head of UK service and support at MAN Truck-Bus. For a truck with five inspections per year compared to eight for six-week inspections, the real advantage for the driver is less inconvenience when a truck is longer on the road. Maintenance contracts are designed to eliminate risk. With regard to inspection and basic services contracts, the risk is very low, because the preventative maintenance costs – service time, remuneration and consumables – are known, so the only risk you avoid is that these costs will rise faster than inflation.