Direct Vision Standard
Truck News 15 Feb 2023
TfL proposes changes to HGV Direct Vision Standard
Transport for London (TfL) has proposed a series of changes to the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and HGV safety permit scheme.
Truck News 30 Jun 2022
New data shows improvements in lorry safety in London
One year on from the introduction of the Direct Vision Standard (DVS), new data from TfL shows serious injuries are down by 64% compared to 2017.
Truck News 26 Oct 2021
CMG UK renews contract with Teletrac Navman to increase fleet visibility
Telematics provider Teletrac Navman has secured a contract renewal with CMG UK to help increase the visibility of its fleet and meet regulatory requirements.
Truck News 25 Aug 2021
Enterprise expands traffic management fleet with £55m investment
The newly extended fleet will support growing demand from the road infrastructure sector for commercial vehicle hire.
Latest News 3 Jun 2021
Fleet briefs: Latest from the Algorithm People, Engineius and Trakm8
New partnership aims to transform last-mile logistics and deal struck for direct vision compliant trucks.
Truck News 1 Jun 2021
TfL issues 7,000 fines for direct vision standard failures
Three months after TfL launched the direct vision standard for lorries across London, new figures show how fleets are adhering to the rules.
New Contracts 29 Apr 2021
Ryder provides new DVS-compliant trucks to Ketra Logistics
Ketra Logistics has taken delivery of 14 new trucks on a contract hire agreement with Ryder.
Latest News 4 Mar 2021
Continental hauliers warned of new safety requirements in France
Fleet operators that send vehicles into France must ensure that they adhere to new safety regulations introduced on January 1, or they could face fines.
Truck News 1 Mar 2021
London Direct Vision Standard enforcement begins
The London Direct Vision Standard will be enforced from today (March 1), with fines of up to £550 for non-compliant vehicles.
Truck News 8 Feb 2021
Only 12% of HGVs have DVS permit ahead of March deadline
Transport for London (TfL) has issued 50,000 Direct Vision Permits to date, accounting for just 12% of currently licenced HGVs.
Truck News 16 Dec 2020
100,000 HGVs with no Direct Vision Standard permit
There remain over 100,000 HGVs on London’s roads, whose operators have not yet applied for a Direct Vision Standard (SVS) permit, data from Transport for London (TfL) shows.
Truck News 16 Oct 2020
Direct Vision Standard warning for fleets from TfL
Transport for London (TfL) is urging fleet managers to “not get caught out” by the introduction of the Direct Vision Standard (DVS), in March 2021.
Latest News 29 Sep 2020
New commercial vehicle scrappage scheme launched
The new scrappage scheme has been launched ahead of the introduction of tighter emissions standards for London's Low Emission Zone (LEZ).
Truck News 25 Sep 2020
Whistl prepares for London’s Direct Vision Standard
Whistl has placed an order with Connexas to ensure that its fleet of 30 Bedford-based vehicles are compliant with the Direct Vision Standard.
Latest News 10 Sep 2020
TfL criticised for ignoring reversing alarms in DVS rules
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.
Truck News 13 Aug 2020
Insurance risk for Direct Vision non-compliance despite delay
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.
Truck News 3 Jun 2020
Fleets ‘not ready’ for Direct Vision and HGV Permit Scheme
Less than one in four fleet managers say they are ready for the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and HGV Permit Scheme.
Blog 11 May 2020
The basics of an effective vehicle maintenance policy
By Phil Lloyd, head of engineering and vehicle standards at the Freight Transport Association (FTA)
Latest News 12 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: Direct Vision Standard and LEZ delayed
Demands currently faced by the commercial fleet sector could have made compliance with the new standards difficult to achieve.
Truck News 24 Mar 2020
Teletrac Navman launches DVS Safe System
Teletrac Navman has launched the DVS Safe System, a new technology package aimed at helping fleet operators meet London’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS).