The National Franchised Dealers Associations (NFDA) commercial vehicle sector held a type approval meeting at the Hilton Hotel in Warwick today in preparation for the new approval types truck dealers will be facing in October 2014.
All completed/bodied trucks will need full type approval, small series approval or time consuming and costly 'IVA' individual vehicle approval. Prior to being able to tax and register vehicles for customers, these approvals need to be carried out at a limited number of VOSA/DVSA test stations, and could cause serious cash-flow issues and technical difficulties, in addition to customers being dissatisfied due to delayed deliveries.
Stephan Latham, Senior Operations Manager for NFDA Truck and Vans commented, “To facilitate a better understanding of these type approval issues facing truck dealers selling new vehicles, we decided to hold a meeting where Ron Crocker from the VBRA (Vehicle Builders & Repairers Association) presented solutions derived from its Type Approval section.
“The meeting was well attended by dealer principles, owners and sales managers who will be mostly involved in the issue of full type approval from October 2014.
“We hope that following this important and informative meeting, all aspects of type approval and methods of obtaining approvals on trucks will run smoothly later this year”.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.