Roadworthiness Inspection

Logistics UK's flagship Vehicle Inspection Service. Delivered by our nationwide UKAS accredited team, this inspection reports on defects that could affect the safety, legality and reliability of your vehicle before the next scheduled inspection.

Roadworthiness Inspection

Logistics UK's roadworthiness inspections offer an independent maintenance inspection to fulfil your operator licence obligations and protects your o-licence by ensuring your fleet is compliant.

2021/2022 Government data shows that:

  • Whilst older vehicles have a greater probability of MOT failure, new vehicles also fail at a rate of 3.6%.
  • Smaller fleets have a greater risk of MOT failure than larger fleets, with fleets of one vehicle failing at 19.5% and fleets of 51-100 vehicles at 5.9%.
  • You have a greater likelihood of receiving a PG9 prohibition 3-6 months after MOT.
  • Operators using 3rd party maintenance providers are more likely to receive a prohibition.
  • More established licence holders have a greater likelihood of receiving a PG9.


With the DVSA using OCRS scores to target operators for roadside checks, by substituting just one mandatory PMI per year, with a Logistics UK roadworthiness inspection, all operators can achieve substantial savings on their maintenance regime. Using our roadworthiness inspection as an annual quality control allows you to:

  • Improve your OCRS score leading to fewer stops and fewer delays to work schedules.
  • Increase your DVSA pass rate resulting in fewer penalties, less fleet downtime and reduced costs from unscheduled repairs.
  • Increase your MOT first time pass rate, saving costs.
  • Identify errors made by your existing maintenance provider to keep them at the top of their game.
  • Protect your o-licence by fulfilling your responsibility as an o-licence holder to check vehicle maintenance provision and control its quality.


This inspection is available nationwide, across many different sectors and for both small and large fleets. It covers all the items that make up the statutory annual test, as well as items that should be covered by driver walkaround checks. It provides you with a full inspection report and discussion with our engineer to help keep you compliant. Typical use is PMI and Audit Inspection for your maintenance provider - as per DVSA's Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness.


Roadworthiness Plus Inspection

Roadworthiness plus reports provide everything from the roadworthiness inspections along with imagery which clearly identifies discretionary repair items and tyre tread depths. 


Why choose Logistics UK's Vehicle Inspection Service?

Reduced risk of stops

Our vehicle inspections help improve your OCRS score. As such, almost all our customers are considered low risk operators by DVSA, meaning fewer stops and less delay to work schedules.

Reduced risk of fines and penalties

Our vehicle inspections help increase your DVSA pass rate in the instance of a stop, resulting in fewer penalties and prohibitions, less fleet downtime, and reduced costs from unscheduled repairs. Roadside checks last financial year saw a 27.8% prohibition rate.

Lowers costs

Logistics UK roadworthiness inspection users achieve a first-time MOT pass rate of up to 97%. This represents an increase on your MOT first time pass rate of up to 13% above the national average.

Protects your o-licence

Fulfil your responsibility as an o-licence holder to check vehicle maintenance provision and control its quality, ensuring the safety of your drivers and the public and reducing your risk of prosecution.


Reduced breakdowns and downtime

We make all our reports available in Vision (our in-house cutting-edge compliance platform), allowing you to manage driver and fleet compliance via a single portal and benchmark your company against industry KPIs. This lets you identify where improvements can be made, what they could be worth and can drive predictive maintenance to reduce breakdowns and downtime.

An accredited service

All our engineers are full-time employees with irtec inspection licences, and our inspections are accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), ensuring only the highest standards. View our inspection method statements and certificates of accreditation here: Policies and Certificates

We come to you

We offer a visiting service, meaning we come to your premises and can schedule your vehicle inspections over the same day, to minimise fleet downtime.

Enhanced brand reputation

Adopting our Vehicle Inspections will showcase your commitment to the highest standards of vehicle maintenance, and health and safety best practice.

Interested in this service?

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