The Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) has met with with the Department of Transport and the Road Safety Authority to discuss the the difficulties which have been experienced with DOE test certificates since the introduction of the revised testing regime last October.
The IRHA has suggested that the road safety levy, which is now factored into the fee structure, should be waived for affected operators between the period of March to October 2014.
The Association has now confirmed that with immediate effect the levy on the annual trailer test will be waived until the October 7.
Where a trailer has already been tested since October 7, 2013, the levy will be waived at the next annual test of the trailer concerned provided it is tested no later than the relevant test due date.
This result will allow the IRHA to enter further negotiations with the Department of Transport in order to seek to reach a long term satisfactory solution.