Norscot Truck & Van Dundee has become the latest DVSA-appointed Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) in the DAF dealer network, bringing the total number to 55.
Norscot, which also has locations in Aberdeen, Inverness and Perth, has invested £300,000 in its new ATF lane and associated equipment. The move comes in response to an increasing number of customers, including local non-DAF operators, demanding more flexibility for their vehicles’ MOT time slots.
Ian McGregor, general manager at Norscot Truck & Van Dundee, said: “This is about providing a better service to the whole operating community, not just our DAF customers. It’s about maximising uptime, and it’s about driving up standards of safety and efficiency.
“Our modern facility here in Dundee offers truck operators significant operational benefits over their existing test facility arrangements, extended testing hours, greater flexibility on booking test ‘slots’ and reduced travelling time – all the time increasing productivity for operators.”
Norscot’s fully equipped facility in Dundee comprises: five bays including 27-metre service pit, individual wheel lifts, individual bay ramps for truck and van, and a recovery truck.
Based on the DVSA’s own ‘Preparer ID’ figures, the whole of DAF’s dealer network had a 97.5% MOT First-Time-Pass-Rate (including PRS – Passes with Rectification at Station) in 2015.
DAF now has more than 1,500 technicians independently accredited and certified under the IRTEC scheme.
More DAF locations have been identified for upgrade in 2016.