Priti opens new Witham MOT facility for HGVs
On Friday (12th August), the MP for Witham, Priti Patel, visited Motus Truck & Van at Gershwin Park, Witham to perform a ribbon cutting opening ceremony for the company’s new Authorised Testing Facility for carrying out MOTs on Heavy Goods Vehicles. Motus Truck and Van is a trading division of Motus Group UK Ltd, which provides Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles across Essex and East Anglia.
During her visit, Priti met Scott Fogharty, General Manager for the Essex North Region and Managing Director Lee Seward, who gave her a tour of the building, after the ribbon cutting ceremony. The new facility opened by Priti ensures that HGVs are safe to go back out on the road. It has been set up so that these huge vehicles can drive straight into the lane for testing. Motus offers a full range of services including the supply of new and used trucks and vans, overnight vehicle servicing and tacho calibration.
Speaking after her visit Priti said: “It was very interesting to see how this new high-tech system for testing these huge vehicles works. Getting them back on the road as quickly as possible is a vital service as every hour they are out of service is lost revenue for the company which owns them. The road haulage industry is a massively important link in our country’s supply chains, which couldn’t be more important at the present time.”
Scott Fogharty, General Manager for the Essex North Region said: “We are delighted with our new MOT testing facility and particularly pleased that Priti was able to be here to formally open it for us. These important tests can be carried out here quickly and efficiently. It is a service that I know our customers greatly appreciate as it helps to get these expensive assets back on the road, with the minimum of delay.”
The visit was organised in co-operation with Witham Chamber of Commerce.