Two governmental bodies have dispelled operators’ fears by confirming that the Jimmy Beam Down Light (JBDL) system can be fitted to new-build trailers under current legislation and does not require type approval. Since 29 October 2012, trailer manufacturers have been required to produce trailers that adhere to whole vehicle type approval (ECWVTA). As a result, several operators queried whether JBDL, a 1W light system that shines downwards, needed type approval to be fitted during production. ECE Regulation 48 (5.22) says […]
The RHA is calling for dangerous goods and international transport operators to be given priority when the DVSA restarts HGV testing on 4 July.
Drivers who take their 45-hour weekly rest in their cab will face a £300 fine from 1 November, and may be required to restart their rest period.
The earliest months of the Covid-19 lockdown saw a marked increase in the number of commercial vehicle fleets adopting the DVSA’s Earned Recognition scheme, FleetCheck has revealed.