The Intercounty Mercedes-Benz Compliance Checklist – helping to keep your O Licence in
The world of Operator Compliance has never been more in focus with the authorities. Increased legislation means that staying compliant and maintaining your O Licence and OCRS score is no easy task. At Intercounty Mercedes-Benz, we understand the science of compliance, and we’re working hard to help you stay compliant. With the new Intercounty Compliance Checklist we provide the tools and skilled Mercedes-Benz Technicians to give you total peace of mind – keeping your vehicle compliant and on the road.
Intercounty Truck and Van can help you master the complicated world of Compliance.
Working with businesses like yours means we understand the pressures you are under. By applying a checklist approach to compliance, along with the right mix of cost-effective Mercedes-Benz products and services, we can help you stay compliant.
The Intercounty Compliance Checklist is your first step to maintaining good OCRS scores. Contact any of our Depot’s to discover how our Mercedes-Benz products and services can help you further.
Keeping you in control
- R&M - Keep your truck on the road and your business moving with our repair and maintenance packages (R&M). To get the best out of your truck and to keep it running how the Mercedes-Benz engineers intended, at Intercounty we recommend that you have it maintained in our workshops on a regular basis. We’ll keep your vehicle performing at its best– and on the road where it belongs. Regular service from highly-trained and experienced technicians will keep your Mercedes-Benz truck in peak condition – and from just £4 a day, our fixed-price, inflation-proof contracts make it easy to budget.
- Uptime - If downtime is the enemy, Uptime is the hero. With intelligent connectivity and real-time monitoring, Mercedes-Benz Uptime prevents breakdowns before they happen.
- 24 hour workshops / night service – plan your workshop visits in advance.
- Mercedes-Benz Truck Diagnostics – At Intercounty we have the latest state of the art Mercedes-Benz diagnostic equipment directly from the manufacturer.
- Collection and delivery – we provide a collection and delivery service to minimise downtime.
- Approved Tachograph Centre (ATC).
- Fleet Planning.
- ATF and MOT Testing Facilities.
- Wash facilities.
- Courtesy vehicle.
- Truck file.
DVSA earned recognition is a new way for organisations with lorries, buses and coaches to prove they meet driver and vehicle standards. They’ll regularly share performance information with DVSA. In return, their vehicles are less likely to be stopped for roadside inspections.
Failing your MOT can impact your OCRS scores, affect profitability through costly downtime and cause unwanted inconvenience whilst your vehicle is re-tested. From your reflectors to your pedal rubbers we check all areas of the vehicle. Together with our state of the art specialist equipment and skilled technicians we ensure the highest standards are consistently adhered to.
ATF and MOT BAY
Our dedicated ATF lanes are located at our Boston and Peterborough sites.
The ATF underlines our confidence in the future, and demonstrates our commitment to providing customers with the highest possible level of service. Until recently VOSA (the government’s Vehicle and Operator Services Authority) has carried out all mandatory annual MoT tests of heavy trucks at its own centres.
Now, though, and for the first time, the private sector is being encouraged to provide Authorised Testing Facilities that have to conform to stringent criteria, and in which the tests themselves are still carried out by VOSA’s own inspectors.
The lanes are housed in purpose-built units. Features include a 16-metre inspection pit and new equipment including brake roller and headlight alignment testers, and ‘shaker’ plates and is equipped to calibrate digital and analogue tachographs – the workshop teams additionally undertake Class 4, 5 and 7 MOT testing on cars and vans. Operators wishing to arrange a test can do so by contacting us on the details below (bottom of the page).
MOT changes class 5
The way that the MOT test works in England, Scotland and Wales changed from Sunday 20 May 2018.
There are 5 main changes you need to know.
1. Defects will be categorised differently.
2. Stricter rules for diesel car emissions
3. Some new things will be included in the MOT
4. The MOT certificate will change
5. Some vehicles over 40 years old won’t need an MOT
MOT Change in Agricultural Vehicles
Agricultural tractors that carry out commercial haulage will be subject to roadworthiness testing requirements from next year - and are likely to fall under the O-licensing regime.
From 20 May 2018, operators of agricultural tractors capable of travelling more than 40km/h (approximately 25mph), used to carry commercial goods, will be required to undergo a roadworthiness test four years after their registration and every two years thereafter. In its response to a consultation carried out last year, the DfT also noted that operators of such tractors would likely require an O-licence.
Contact your local Intercounty dealer now for more information:
Wellingborough: 01933 232600
Peterborough: 01733 246419
Milton Keynes: 01908 228200
Lincoln: 01522 699780
Boston: 01205 461355