Tag: AdBlue

“Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness” has major update

As of Monday, 23rd April 2018 there is a new edition to the DVSA's "Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness" which features a number of major changes. A brief summary of the major changes is as follows: The Inspection table in Annex 4 has been updated following feedback to cover a vast range of time-based frequencies for vehicle inspections. Information related to IT systems used in Vehicle Maintenance Systems, as well as information on Electronic Braking Performance Monitoring Systems available in other…

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The Crackdown on AdBlue Cheating Devices Yields Results

As we mentioned in a previous news post; both the DVSA and the Office of the Traffic Commissioner have been enacting a crackdown on vehicles and operators found to be using AdBlue cheating devices. Recently released figures show that between August 2017 & February 2018, nearly 400 trucks where found to have such a device installed; with the breakdown showing that that UK-registered vehicles are more likely than foreign-registered vehicles to have the devices installed. Of 4339 UK-Registered vehicles checked, 261…

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A Clampdown on AdBlue Cheats

In a new push against the use of emulators; devices designed to bypass or disable the AdBlue systems installed on a vehicle, both the DVSA and the office of the Traffic Commissioner have said they will take a 'Dim View' of any operator whose vehicles are found to have the devices installed. In a recent incident, the presence of such a device was the grounds for the revocation of an operators' license and the office of the Traffic Commissioner have warned…

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