The DVSA has confirmed that all of its vehicle standards assessors at authorised testing facilities (ATFs) can now capture heavy goods vehicle (HGV), bus and coach (PSV) and trailer test results in real time with its new vehicle testing app.
Around 100,000 annual tests have been completed since the rollout began.
A DVSA spokesperson said: “Capturing this information as the test is conducted produces more accurate and timely vehicle testing records.
“In the longer term this will also improve the MOT test history service for your customers.
“Following delivery of the vehicle testing app, we’re well underway with plans to develop an online platform on GOV.UK for ATFs.”
The agency says a new ‘Manage your ATF’ portal will offer greater transparency on financial transactions, test activity and lane utilisation.
Full details of the portal are yet to be revealed.