With just over a fortnight until enforcement of the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) begins, less than 20% of HGVs are ready for the scheme, SmartWitness has warned. The telematics firm said most fleets had done “too little too late” and there was now a massive bottleneck on installations of approved cameras and sensors. It said Transport for London (TfL) had issued only 50,000 DVS permits, which was only 12% of the total number of HGVs in the UK and less […]
Senior traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell (right) has questioned whether a one-size-fits-all O-licence fee is still appropriate given the diversity in the type, scale and size of transport operations across today’s road transport industry.
UK haulage operators are estimated to see £7.5bn wiped off their turnover this year as the “catastrophic impact” of the coronavirus continues, according to the International Road Transport Union (IRU).