The cost of vans
Published: 24 June, 2009
London: Heavy vans have the worst MOT pass rate of any vehicle type seen on UK roads.
Data from the UK's Vehicle and Operator Services Agency show vans between 3.0 and 3.5 tonnes had a failure rate 44.7%, the worst of any vehicle in the year 2007-2008.
Stephen Coles, Retail Motor Industry Federation's head of technical operations said: "Owners may not realise that prevention could be cheaper than cure in the long run."
He urged operators to follow better maintenance regimes to achieve lower operating costs.