CONTROL TEST – EXTENDING THE VALIDITY OF ATP CERTIFICATES

The validity of an ATP certificate can be extended by a so-called control test, after which validity can be extended for 3 years for box trailers up to 15 years of age.

Please contact us to arrange an ATP control test.

REQUIREMENTS FOR TESTING A SEMI-TRAILER OR BOX TRAILER WITH AN INDEPENDENT REFRIGERATION UNIT:

  • the vehicle must arrive at the ATP test station on the agreed day at 8:00 in the morning,
  • the refrigeration unit must be turned to +17°C  with enough fuel for 6 hours of operation,
  • the cargo space must be clean and empty,
  • seals on doors must not be cracked or moldered,
  • all holes in walls must be professionally repaired to prevent humidity from penetrating into the insulation,
  • door hinges must not be loose or wobble,
  • the driver should bring the original ATP certificate (alternatively the certification plate with relevant information should be located on the semi-trailer) and the certificate of registration for the vehicle.

The test will be finished at approximately 14:00. After successfully passing the test, the driver will receive a new certificate, which extends the period of validity by up to 3 years.

If the test is unsuccessful, the driver will receive a test report with the probable cause of failure. Following repair, the test may be repeated within one month.

After ATP certificate validity is extended, the owner must place a new certification plate on the box trailer, as well as new distinguishing marks, which are provided free of charge with the certificate.

REQUIREMENTS FOR TESTING A BOX TRAILER WITH A REFRIGERATION UNIT DRIVEN BY THE VEHICLE’S ENGINE (USUALLY VAN TYPE VEHICLES)

  • the vehicle must arrive at the ATP test station on the agreed day at 8:00 in the morning,
  • the refrigeration unit must be turned to +17°C  with enough fuel for 6 hours of operation,
  • the cargo space must be clean and empty,
  • seals on doors must not be cracked or moldered,
  • all holes in walls must be professionally repaired to prevent humidity from penetrating into the insulation,
  • door hinges must not be loose or wobble,
  • the driver should bring the original ATP certificate (alternatively the certification plate with relevant information should be located on the semi-trailer), and the certificate of registration for the vehicle.

The test will be finished at approximately 14:00. After successfully passing the test, the driver will receive a new certificate, which extends the period of validity by up to 3 years.

If the test is unsuccessful, the driver will receive a test report with the probable cause of failure. Following repair, the test may be repeated within one month. 

After ATP certificate validity is extended, the owner must place a new certification plate on the box trailer, as well as new distinguishing marks, which are provided free of charge with the certificate.

CERTIFICATION PLATE

The certification plate must be permanently attached in a visible position. It must measure at least 160 x 100 mm. It must clearly and indelibly state the following:

“ATP APPROVED FOR CARRIAGE OF PERISHABLE FOODSTUFFS”

“APPROVAL NUMBER” – e.g. CZ 19999*19

“TRAILER NUMBER” – e.g. 95.C1234/001

“ATP SYMBOL” – e.g. FRC

“VALID UNTIL” – e.g. 04 -2020 

DISTINGUISHING MARKS

consist of dark-blue capital letters on a white background; the letters must be at least 100 mm tall (for vans up to 3.5 t at least 50 mm tall). The expiry date of certificate validity must be stated under the above symbols (month – year). Symbols must be located on both upper front corners of the sides of the box trailer.

e.g.:
FRC
04 – 2020