BT Fleet has opened commercial vehicle authorised testing facility (ATF) lanes at three of its garages.
The facilities, located in Maidstone, Magna Park in Lutterworth and Northallerton, comply with stringent DVSA standards and are suitable to test heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and large goods vehicles (LGVs).
BT Fleet has been selected as one of a limited number of approved privatised testing providers by the DVSA in response to the shutdown of available facilities in certain areas of the UK.
Mark Wolfe, head of garages service - UK and Northern Ireland at BT Fleet, said: "We pride ourselves on recognising and responding to customer demand and the recent reduction in ATF facilities by the DVSA meant that it was increasingly challenging for some of our customer base to find convenient test centres.
“The investment in ATF lane equipment is an important step in providing additional in-house set-up and testing services for our partners. As one of a handful of compliant companies selected by the DVSA, the process has enabled us to meet the demand in these areas and enhance our already comprehensive testing and service offering nationwide and ability to offer a one-stop-shop solution.
The Maidstone and Magna Park ATF’s are now open, with the Northallerton facility scheduled for launch in September.