The CVRT Test: Everything You Need To Know

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If you are responsible for the care of a commercial vehicle such as a truck, van or bus, then you need to undergo a CVRT test on a regular basis. While it can seem difficult to work into your busy schedule, it is worth remembering that it is for your own benefit in the long run.

For starters, by having a standard for your vehicles to meet, you’ll find that they’ll experience a lot less upkeep costs and that they’ll have a worthwhile trade-in value when the time comes.

There’s a lot more to commercial vehicle testing than this though. Read on to find out more.

Everything You Need To Know About The CVRT

What is the CVRT?

The CVRT is a roadworthiness test performed on commercial vehicles. If you own a truck, bus or van, then you can help to keep Irish roads safe by making sure that your vehicles pass the test. You might know the CVRT by another name. The DOE test and CRW are also terms that have been used to refer to it.

In any case, you should make sure to book your vehicle in for its test on a regular basis.

Why Do I Have To Complete The CVRT?

At its heart, you need to complete the CVRT in order to ensure Irish roads are safe (check out our commercial vehicle safety checklist so you can do your bit and keep your commercial vehicle repair costs to a minimum). There are other reasons you should be aware of though.

For starters, you need to pass the CVRT so that you can apply for Motor Tax. If you can’t apply for this then you won’t be able to use your vehicles for business purposes.

It is also a legal requirement that your vehicles take the test, something that you can read more about in our next point.

Is The CVRT Obligatory?

Yes.

Legislation regarding the CVRT has changed a lot over the years, but since the implementation of the Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act in 2012 the RSA has had the power to test commercial vehicles and state the requirements that commercial vehicle owners are legally obligated to follow in order to receive a certificate of roadworthiness.

How Can I Prepare For My CVRT?

When you’re looking for top tips to pass the CVRT, the most important to keep in mind is to have your commercial vehicle serviced regularly.

In general, if you keep your vehicle operating to a decent standard, it will be able to pass its test.

However, there are some minor issues that often catch people out, so make sure you do a full check of your vehicle before you book it in.

Where Can I Take The CVRT?

You can undergo CVRT testing in any CVRT test centre location that is recognised by the RSA.


Our Dublin CVRT test centre is conveniently located on the south side of the city and our staff work diligently to minimise the amount of downtime your vehicles experience.

Ready to get started? Contact our team today!