Axle weighing specialist Axtec has won a four-year contract renewal to maintain and certify the DVSA’s network of 55 roadside enforcement weighbridges across the UK.
The Runcorn-based company, which has held the DVSA contract for 20 years, said that as part of the contract it will carry out regular level surveys to certify that flat weighbridge approaches are within legal limits.
Axtec’s in-house construction team has the facilities to build, fit and repair any weighbridges.
Axtec staff will undertake routine maintenance and calibration using equipment carried on a trailer hauled by a Daf XF. This weighbridge test vehicle will be used for emergency repair work at night or weekends, enabling repair and re-certification to be completed quickly.
Axtec MD Keith Gresham said: “The DVSA have asked us to develop ways of reducing costs, without compromising service to deliver better value for the taxpayer during the course of the contract.”
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