Over a third of HGVs operating or entering Greater London are not ready for the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and HGV Permit Scheme which comes into force in October this year, according to a survey by fleet technology specialists CameraMatics. The survey asked 700 fleet managers how prepared their fleets were for the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and HGV Permit Scheme. The new scheme will require all HGVs over 12 tonnes GVW to hold a valid permit to enter or […]
HGV drivers have been warned by the DVLA that it will no longer accept medical reports from Doctors on Wheels, raising concerns that thousands of HGV drivers could be behind the wheel but unfit to drive.
With work currently taking place on London’s Cycle superhighway scheme, and ahead of the introduction of the London Safer Lorry Scheme in September, the FTA’s Managing Freight in London conference will take place next month.
Hauliers have seen a 37% reduction in unsafe driving behaviours and a 6% increase in miles per gallon (MPG) during the Covid-19 lockdown, according to telematics specialist Microlise.