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 […]
Container hauliers may soon find themselves being brought to book less frequently for being inadvertently overloaded, following a new EC proposal to tighten up on the declared weights on shipping containers.
Own-account operators should take ownership of compliance and take HGV operating seriously, or they could face consequences to their O-licence, a traffic commissioner (TC) has warned.
Anyone looking for a way to raise their professional profile overnight might do well to follow the example of Richard Hayes, president of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE). He achieved instant notoriety earlier this month when he suggested the DfT considers banning LGVs from UK motorways on Sundays as part of its programme to reform the strategic road network (MT 2 July). Controversial Calling for an investigation into a Sunday motorway ban for LGVs was bound to be controversial, […]