The new scrappage scheme has been launched ahead of the introduction of tighter emissions standards for London's Low Emission Zone (LEZ).
Whistl has placed an order with Connexas to ensure that its fleet of 30 Bedford-based vehicles are compliant with the Direct Vision Standard.
Transport for London’s (TfL) Direct Vision Standard (DVS) scheme has been criticised for ignoring ‘indirect vision’ elements such as the blind spots behind a truck.
Fleet operators are being warned that their insurance may not be valid if their vehicles do not comply with new Direct Vision Standard from October 26, despite enforcement being delayed until March 2021.
Less than one in four fleet managers say they are ready for the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and HGV Permit Scheme.
By Phil Lloyd, head of engineering and vehicle standards at the Freight Transport Association (FTA)
Demands currently faced by the commercial fleet sector could have made compliance with the new standards difficult to achieve.
Teletrac Navman has launched the DVS Safe System, a new technology package aimed at helping fleet operators meet London’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS).
The Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) Safety Permits are part of London's Direct Vision Standard.
Transport for London (TfL) has revised the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) to ease the fitting of sensors to articulated lorries.
Commercial fleet operators are urged to act now with less than a year to go before London's Direct Vision Standard (DVS) is introduced.
TfL says it has received a lot of interest in its scheme both in the UK and in mainland Europe, and it is keen to see the safety standard rolled out nationwide.
Enfield Council has replaced 36 trucks with a new fleet of Mercedes-Benz Econics in one of the year’s biggest orders for refuse collection vehicles.
Transport for London acknowledges the priority needs of fleet and freight operators in the capital, but there’s a quid pro quo for access to uncongested roads…