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.
The London Direct Vision Standard will be enforced from today (March 1), with fines of up to £550 for non-compliant vehicles.
Transport for London (TfL) has issued 50,000 Direct Vision Permits to date, accounting for just 12% of currently licenced HGVs.
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.
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.
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.