01242 509790

Workshop Services

Critical support for haulage and logistics when it’s needed most

We are meticulous in keeping our equipment in a safe and legally compliant condition. We do not use third-party facilities; instead, we have a team of mechanics based on-site at our Gloucestershire workshop facility that maintains our fleet of vehicles and trailers to the highest standard.

We are able to conduct a range of vital checks and maintenance procedures, with a network of suppliers to draw upon to get the right parts at the right price, at the right time. With a proud heritage in haulage stretching back to the 1980s, we are fully prepared to meet changing client requirements.

Read on to learn more about our workshop services, or contact our team for a specific job to be completed.

Tachograph Calibration and Repair Centre

We are an approved Stoneridge commercial vehicle tachograph centre, situated just off Junction 9 of the M5 motorway. We provide a prompt service on all types of analogue and digital tachographs, with our own truckstop and café facilities available for you to use while you wait.

Our opening hours are 7am until 5pm Monday – Friday.

Our tachograph services are completed according to a flat, standard price; you will only need to pay for the work you need.

Our team can calibrate, perform yearly checks, and re-seal units. Contact us to discuss your requirements using the form and for any additional information.

 Get a quote for tachograph calibration

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.

MOT preparation, servicing, and inspections for HGVs

Our technicians are trained in carrying out diagnostic and fault identification checks prior to a HGV MOT. With our extensive knowledge, we can pinpont potential failures before the vehicle undergoes its MOT, reducing the likelihood of it having to come off the road entirely.

We work with a host of different sized operators, on multiple vehicles, with our dedicated team of technicians taking pride in being transparent in their work. We also strive to keep updated with the latest in vehicle technology, ensuring that we keep up with innovations while still following the same ethos of providing a personal approach that our company is built upon.

Give us a call to discuss your MOT preparation requirements.

A person working in the William Gilder Group workshop

 Get a quote for our MOT and servicing preparation services

    A lorry being repaired in a garage

    Vehicle repairs and maintenance on-site

    We bring decades of expertise in HGV maintenance and repairs, with our own fleet consisting of mainly Volvo and Scania vehicles. Thanks to our nationwide network, we are able to source any specific parts efficiently and keeping delay to a minimum.

    We have capacity to work on as much as six vehicles at any one time, with our facility continuously being updated to add more capabilities as the need for them arises. Some of our more recent innovations include the installation of a public weighbridge at our Toddington wastewater treatment site, five miles away, which allows for vehicles carrying non-hazardous materials to check their weights, and a rolling road to check brake condition.

    Sign up to our newsletter for the latest developments from our workshop division.

    Flexible maintenance schedules

    Our workshop team can take of your vehicle from the ground upwards. We are experienced in taking care of fleets and individual vehicles, with our customers coming to us from across the country for their maintenance needs.

    Working on our own fleet ensures that we deliver the same high standards that we would expect. Whether you need ongoing servicing, yearly checks ahead of MOTs, or simply need one-off repairs from a name you can rely on, we are ideally placed to provide flexible vehicle maintenance when you need it most.

    Speak to our team for more information.

    A lorry in a service bay

     Need something else?

    Contact the workshop for a quote.

    Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.

    Why Choose Us

    Full Service Offering

    Decades of Experience

    Support when you need it

    William Gilder Ltd
    Based on 77 reviews
    powered by Google
    jason billsjason bills
    20:52 14 Feb 24
    For sll yours transport needs including sewage tanks washed and emptying, plus alot more five them a call top staff top service, and truck stop, and food shop and butcher's
    ken leaskken leask
    19:15 26 Jan 24
    Welsh Dave WelbourneWelsh Dave Welbourne
    10:29 26 Dec 23
    Sandy AustinSandy Austin
    14:40 11 Dec 23
    Always clean and tidy
    Joseph SmithJoseph Smith
    17:44 01 Sep 23
    This is the best truckstop I've ever been to. Nowhere else has been close!!!
    Lee MorrisLee Morris
    15:04 01 Sep 23
    Nice secure parking easy access

    Our latest articles and insights

    + A full septic tank

    When Should You Get Your Septic Tank Emptied?

    Septic tanks are essential components of waste management systems in rural homes, acting as large...
    May 20, 2024

    Efficient and Reliable Domestic Septic Tank Clearing Services

    At William Gilder Environmental, we understand the importance of maintaining your domestic septic tank to...
    May 13, 2024

    Three steps for sustainable haulage

    The haulage industry has long been one of the industries slated for a perceived lack...
    May 8, 2024
    + Three tractors in a field

    Harnessing the Power of Digestate: Enhancing Soil Health with Anaerobic Digestion By-Products

    As the world turns towards sustainable practices, the role of anaerobic digestion (AD) in waste...
    April 17, 2024


    How often does a tachograph need calibrating?

    A digital tachograph is required to be calibrated every two years. An analogue tachograph needs calibrating every two years and at the six year point. We are able to carry out calibration for both digital and analogue tachographs

    When do I need to schedule a truck/trailer MOT?

    Annually. HGV vehicles & trailers are required to have an MOT preparation prior to the test which is on average three days’ labour per vehicle/trailer.

    Do you complete the MOT test on site?

    We do not complete the MOT test on site as we do not have an approved MOT test lane. We take the vehicles/trailers to a 3rd party approved MOT test lane for the MOT test, however we do complete all the preparations required for a HGV vehicle/trailer MOT test here at William Gilder.

    Keep updated with the workshop team at William Gilder Group.

    Sign up to our newsletter.