The Highways England funded pilot scheme also identified 5,000 overweight vehicles a month.
Drivers and owners will face fines. But those could prove the least of their worries
One in every four vans, examined in roadside tests by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), exceeded their maximum payload capacity.
Owning a mobile or fixed weighing system may seem expensive but against potential fines the numbers stack up more positively, John Lewis discovers.
Drivers employed by a Cramlington haulage firm have been warned they will face serious action if they fail to secure loads effectively.
Venson Automotive Solutions is urging SMEs to ensure their vehicles are safe and legally road compliant by being ‘fit for purpose’.
DVSA figures show practice still on the rise as number of LCVs hits all-time high of four million
Advances in van safety technology could be undermined by dangerous overloading, warns the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
New research commissioned by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has shown that nearly 50% of van drivers drive overloaded vans.