Brigade Electronics has launched a Direct Vision Standard (DVS) star rating checker service to help fleet operators following the introduction of new regulations in London. The banning of HGVs with a zero-star rating – based on how much the driver can see from the vehicle’s cab – is only the start of the ambitious Direct Vision Standard for London, Brigade explained. It believes many fleet operators and logistics businesses could fall foul of the star-rating regulations when one- and two-star […]
TfL is calling for more hauliers to apply for a Direct Vision Standard (DVS) permit after revealing that more than 7,000 penalty charge notices (PCNs) have been issued to lorry drivers since the schemes launch in March, raising a minimum of £1.9m in fines.
TfL has published guidance about its HGV Safety Permit scheme, promising there will be no charge for the permits themselves.
TfL has created an ‘allow list’ of vehicles for operators who have applied for its Direct Vision Standard safety permits before 1 March or are in the process of having the Safe System equipment fitted in order to qualify for a permit but have not yet received it.