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Vosa to cease testing at nine vehicle test stations

Vosa has confirmed it will cease testing at nine further vehicle testing stations by the end of the current financial year.The Vosa stations that will cease testing by the end of March 2014 are in Beverley, Cardif, Calne, Edinburgh, Kidderminster, Northampton, Southampton, Wolverhampton and Wrexham.The exact dates on which each will cease testing have not yet been determined, a spokeswoman for the agency said.No decisions have been taken for the next financial year, either, she added.

Attend the ATF Association's AGM and get into CM Live for free

The first Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the ATF Operators Association (AOA) will take place on Thursday 3 October at Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedfordshire, during Commercial Motor Live.Commercial Motor has extended an invite to all AOA members to attend the show as VIP guests prior to the AGM.

CM survey on forward booking times for vehicle tests

Commercial Motor has posted a discussion on its Linked In Group to ask commercial vehicle operators how easy it is for them get their vehicles booked in for tests. Have things improved since the introduction of ATFs? Or are forward booking times longer than ever?

Phishing scam warning for used truck dealers

Earlier this year, a report by the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee revealed that the growing cyber-crime costs Britain an estimated £18bn to £27bn every year. And cyber-crime is becoming an increasing problem for used truck dealers. While the industry is full of savvy characters that can spot a miscreant or a scam before either can draw breath, dealers remain exposed to e-crooks using dealer’s images and classified ads to target potential buyers.