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HGV and PSV inspection manuals have been updated

Updated HGV and PSV manuals were published on 11 April 2022.

You can read the updated HGV and PSV manuals on the gov.uk website.

The changes come into effect from 1 May. The DVSA is contacting operators now to make them aware and give them time to prepare their vehicles for their annual test.

The main changes are:

  • definition of front steering axle added to the interpretation of terms section
  • mandatory requirement to advise when an assessor is not able to see the age markings for twin wheel fitments has been removed
  • the anti-roll bar section has been merged with the general suspension section
  • additional Braking Device deficiencies for wiring have been amended to remove duplication with Electrical Wiring and Equipment
  • clarification notes added to the Direction Indicators section on combined side indicators and side marker lamps fitted to a vehicle or trailer
  • section 72 has been updated to give guidance on secondary brake alterative split options

Other changes have been made and are explained in detail at the beginning of the manual in the ‘Revision of Record’ section.