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Lorry drivers the focus of BBC drama Truckers

Mrs Dealer loves Sky+. In fact, I can’t remember a time when it didn’t exist. She spends more time setting up timers (and then deleting programmes she hasn’t watched) than she does watching the programmes she has actually recorded.

What makes a good used truck?

In an upcoming edition of Commercial Motor (3 October), the winners of the inaugural Used Truck Awards will be revealed. The shortlist (CM, 1 August 2013) was drawn up by a panel of experts who proved candid and unforgiving in selecting the contenders; there was little room for sentiment.

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?