The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) ratings for Euro-6 trucks are now available, but in an unexpected twist TfL has placed the burden of finding out what they are onto the shoulders of hauliers and truck manufacturers. The DVS sees HGVs rated in regards the direct vision available from each cab, with zero the lowest rating and five the highest. From 2020, any truck rated zero will be banned from entering London, unless they meet the requirements for a new safety […]
For hauliers who have been obliged to suspend or severely cut back on their operations because of the Covid-19 epidemic, a return to work probably cannot come soon enough. But as Jonathon Backhouse of Backhouse Jones solicitors told motortransport.co.uk, operators need to be aware of possible pitfalls in resuming their operations.
The FTA has welcomed the advent of “improved” mirrors for new HGVs from next year, describing them as a commonsense approach to boosting road safety.
A deputy traffic commissioner has ordered that the owner of a haulage firm whose vehicle crashed through a central reservation and killed two men should never be allowed to operate HGVs again in the UK.