Commercial Vehicle Show, Stand 4D10, Hall 4, NEC, Birmingham, 26-28 April 2016

With van MOT pass rates still proving a national issue, ATS Euromaster is tackling the problem head-on with a new free guide aimed at maximising van uptime, available on its stand at the CV Show.

Van Down? The ATS Euromaster Guide to Maximising Van Uptime is the ultimate van reference guide, filled with helpful hints and time and cost saving tips. With statistics from the DVSA showing that 49 per cent of 3-3.5 tonne LCVs failed a Class VII MOT in 2014-15, there is a real challenge in making sure that vehicle assets are up to scratch to maximise productivity.

Peter Fairlie, ATS Euromaster’s Group Sales Director, says: “Vehicles that pass their MOT first time maximise their uptime. Given 3-3.5 tonne vans have the lowest first time pass rate of any class of vehicle, we want to help fleets to tackle this serious issue head-on. With their own expert knowledge supplemented with tips and advice from ATS Euromaster, van operators will be better placed to maximise their uptime – and potentially avoid costly MOT-related issues.”

The Van Down? booklet is packed full of need-to-know information to help support van fleet managers target improvements, not only in terms of first time MOT pass rates but also to ensure they’re not let down by their tyres or major components. The booklet will also provide hints and tips on the most effective ways to manage an entire fleet.

As well as the common causes of MOT failure, the booklet also explores the importance of tyre maintenance, component checks and looks at the importance of choosing the correct fleet service provider, all aimed at supporting van operators maximise their fleet uptime.

Van Down? The ATS Euromaster Guide to Maximising Van Uptime will be available free from the ATS Euromaster stand (4D10) at the CV Show, and can be downloaded from from 26 April.

Free fleet inspections

It’s not just van operators who will be able to pick up a useful free gift. Truck fleet operators will also be well catered for at ATS Euromaster’s stand, with the opportunity to sign up for an initial free electronic tyre inspection with a corresponding report of findings.

Any new customer – with a minimum fleet of six vehicles – can get up to 10 of their assets inspected by a skilled ATS Euromaster account manager and receive a full report about the condition of their tyres, plus expert guidance on how to cut their tyre-related costs and increase their uptime. The offer is also open to van fleet operators.

Stand competition

All those visiting the ATS Euromaster stand who drop in a business card have the chance to win two tickets to the British Formula One Grand Prix or two tickets to a Premier League game of their choice at the Emirates Stadium.


About ATS Euromaster

Birmingham-based ATS Euromaster Ltd, part of the Euromaster Group, was established in 1965 and operates approximately 340 centres, more than 820 service vans and employs nearly 2,600 people, providing coverage across Great Britain. It is the country’s largest comprehensive tyre distributor, supplying tyres for cars, vans, trucks, buses/coaches, materials handling equipment, agricultural machinery and construction plant. The company’s expertise also extends to car and van service, maintenance and repair (SMR), including: menu-driven servicing, Class IV & Class VII MoT tests, brakes, batteries, shock absorbers, oil, exhausts, fault diagnostics and air-conditioning servicing. ATS Euromaster is accredited by both safecontractor and the Contractors Health and Safety Scheme (CHAS) and has been granted a Royal Warrant as tyre specialists to Her Majesty The Queen. It is also an official ‘industry partner’ to the Freight Transport Association’s Van Excellence programme. For further information visit:

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