Heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) must be tested every year for roadworthiness – similar to the MOT test for cars.
- See the guide on GOV.UK about annual tests.
- Book a single annual test (GOV.UK).
- Book multiple annual tests (GOV.UK).
HGVs may need a specialist test if they’re going to carry explosives or dangerous goods in bulk, drive outside the EU, to qualify for a low or reduced emissions certificate or if you want to change the weight it’s allowed to carry. See the guide on GOV.UK about specialist tests for LGVs.
Goods vehicles with a maximum laden weight of more than 3.5 tonnes must have a speed limiter, which must be fitted by an approved centre. Repairs can only be carried out by an approved centre too. Find an approved speed limiter centre on GOV.UK.