MAN Truck & Bus Felixstowe has been appointed as an official VOSA Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) for commercial vehicle MOT certification, and is the latest Truck Centre in the MAN network to receive the accreditation.

The new ATF capability will offer local truck operators significant operational benefits over their existing test facility arrangements; extended testing hours, greater flexibility on booking test ‘slots’ and reduced travelling time – all leading to a significant reduction in down-time and, therefore, an increase in productivity.

“It makes our one-stop-shop offering even more appealing,” said Gary Stannett, Branch Manager, at MAN Truck & Bus Felixstowe, “Flexibility is key here, and we can now ‘book-in’ operators at their convenience. We recognise that Felixstowe is not at the centre of the UK’s trunk route network, but, it is a strategic location for many freight-forwarders operating to and from mainland Europe through the Port. For those operators, a local ATF lane will be a distinct benefit.”

John Davies, Head of UK Service at MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd., said, “In MAN Truck & Bus Felixstowe, we now have a modern, well-equipped local facility with fully-trained staff who understand the importance of keeping well-maintained trucks on our roads. It is now a true one-stop-shop, making our local Service offering very attractive. Felixstowe is the latest in what is becoming a Network of wholly-owned and private capital MAN dealers with VOSA’s ATF endorsement.”