Drivesure Vehicle Testing starts Heavy Vehicle operation in Henderson
Posted: 22-Apr-2021 |
Drivesure Vehicle Testing has recently commenced operation of their first heavy vehicle testing facility at their Henderson Supersite in Moselle Avenue.
“The addition of heavy vehicle COF inspection completes our services alongside entry certification, light vehicle inspections such as WOF and COFA, and vehicle registrations” says CEO Greg Ranson.
Ranson told NZ Truck and Driver Magazine, “even though we’ve been KSDP for a while, it took several months for the inspection authority to be approved by the NZTA. We operate WOF, Light COF and entry certification activities in Auckland and Hamilton.”
He believes that part of the reason for the time is that the agency is doing a revamp of the Heavy Vehicle Certification over the course of this year and they are very keen to ensure that new entrants into the inspection market are up to standard.
He says “the Henderson location was driven around the availability of an inspection facility, if we could have secured a facility elsewhere for example Penrose, Manukau or even Hamilton then we’d have been interested in looking there too. Getting hold of a facility with adequate queuing space for heavy vehicles is essential for our service.”
The facility opened in the middle of March and Ranson says that he is more than happy with the uptake “we are running at 70-80% capacity with customers traveling from Manukau, North Shore and Kumeu for COFs. What we’ve seen is that there is a definite demand for the service we provide [availability certainty to operators and Heavy vehicle repairers].”
Drivesure has grown over the last 12 years from a single WOF testing station on Auckland’s North Shore to a full service KSDP (Key Service Delivery Partner) for Waka Kotahi with operations across Auckland and in Hamilton.
“Key to our growth and success has been our people and management systems. The establishment of this new heavy vehicle inspection operation has been driven by industry demand, along with our strong track record of quality inspection outcomes for both customers and NZTA Waka Kotahi”
The Henderson inspection site can accommodate all classes of heavy vehicle, and is open from 6am Monday to Saturday.
Additional sites are under review, with strong industry demand for vehicle inspection services of all types at present, including compliance and in-service inspections.