Vehicle Inspection Service

Our Vehicle Inspection Service offers industry leading UKAS-accredited inspections and compliance reporting. Our comprehensive service covers HGVs, vans, passenger vehicles, specialist vehicles, mechanical handling equipment and more.

About our service

Our wide range and type of vehicle inspections are carried out on everything from vans and heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) to buses and specialist lifting equipment. All our inspections are accredited by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and are available nationwide.

We provide inspections to over 1,000 operators nationally for all types of commercial vehicles.

All VIS reports are available in Vision – allowing users to manage driver and fleet compliance via a single portal and providing a unique view of their organisations.

FTA have recently completed our 750,000th inspection and 50% of the inspections we carried out were Roadworthiness Inspections.

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Why choose FTA's Vehicle Inspection Service?

Cost savings

Using VIS can save you up to £260 annually per vehicle and increase MOT first-time pass rates by up to 13% above the national average, reducing vehicle downtime. 

Easy-to-use reports

Use our online interactive Vision software to review reports and benchmark your company against industry KPIs.

First class service

All our inspections and audits are accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), ensuring they’re of the highest standard. View our inspection method statements and certificates of accreditation here:

Policies and Certificates

Reduction in defects

Statistics show that vehicles we’ve inspected have on average 66% less wheel defects and 57% less brake defects compared to the national average.

What our customers say

Partnering with FTA has been immensely valuable and they have always been on hand with advice and support to make sure we’re on track. VIS has helped us to drive up our first-time MOT pass rate above 97 per cent on our heavy fleet.  It has also assisted us in managing garage and driver performance across the fleet.

Richard Penna

Logistics Manager

Greggs Group

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Defra Vehicle Inspections

FTA offers Defra Vehicle Inspections to give you confidence in your compliance within the EC regulation. We are appointed by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs as a competent body - achieved by UKAS accreditation. 

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Pre-Purchase inspections

Pre-Purchase Inspections provide information on the condition of a second-hand vehicle that you are looking to purchase. With the inspection you will receive a full maintenance inspection, a standard road and brake test, plus a report on the details of the vehicle.

View Pre-Purchase inspections

Roadworthiness awards

Our prestigious Roadworthiness Awards highlight FTA members' efforts to keep their fleets safe, legal and efficient. Award winners are presented with a custom-printed 1:50 scale model truck, a certificate and a feature in FTA's Freight magazine.

View Roadworthiness awards

Interested in this service?

Take a look at our brochure or get in touch

Have a read through our Vehicle Inspection Services brochure.

You can find out more by completing our enquiry form or calling us to discuss your requirements on 03717 11 22 22*

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