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Navigating London’s Roads: A Deep Dive into the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and Progressive Safety System (PSS) for HGVs

2024-02-28T10:21:16+00:00February 28th, 2024|

As we gear up for the full implementation of the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) on the 28th of October this year, Transport and Fleet Managers must ensure they are well-prepared for the changes ahead. If your responsibilities encompass overseeing a fleet of trucks weighing over 12 tonnes gross vehicle weight, then this regulation directly

Avoiding Jackknifing in Trucking: A Practical Guide

2024-01-10T15:40:30+00:00January 10th, 2024|

Trucking is a crucial industry that keeps commerce moving efficiently. However, there's a potential risk that can affect truck drivers, and that’s jackknifing – a situation where a truck and its trailer fold into a 'V' shape, posing risks to the driver and other road users. Alongside the human toll, there are significant financial

Government’s £200 Million Investment to Drive Innovation and Decarbonise Freight

2023-10-31T11:18:56+00:00October 31st, 2023|

In a significant move towards achieving its net-zero commitments, the UK government has announced a £200 million investment to promote innovation and reduce carbon emissions in the freight sector. The funding is set to roll out up to 370 zero-emission heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) across the country, create new jobs, and build crucial infrastructure.

Benefits of Buying Used Truck Parts

2023-09-28T09:30:04+01:00September 26th, 2023|

When it comes to maintaining and repairing your truck, one of the most crucial decisions you'll face is whether to invest in new or used truck parts. While new parts may seem like the obvious choice for some, there are significant advantages to buying used truck parts that are often overlooked. Cost Savings: One

Clearing the Air: Clean Air Zones and ULEZ Expansion Across the UK

2023-09-26T11:02:16+01:00September 26th, 2023|

As of August 29, 2023, Londoners and UK residents encountered a significant change in their daily routines. This change came in the form of an expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) that encompasses most areas of London, sparking both applause and protest across the city. The ULEZ is not a new concept, but rather

Understanding Part-Worn Tyres: Safety, Regulations, and Your Responsibility

2023-08-10T09:53:40+01:00August 10th, 2023|

When it comes to the safety of your vehicle and those on the road, understanding the condition of your tyres is of paramount importance. This awareness becomes even more crucial when dealing with part-worn tyres. Part-worn tyres, a common sight on our streets, can pose potential risks if not properly understood, inspected, and regulated.

HGV Tachograph Offences: Ensuring Road Safety and Fair Competition

2023-06-22T11:00:39+01:00June 22nd, 2023|

Fatigue among drivers is a serious issue that poses significant risks on the road. The potential consequences of a tired driver behind the wheel are severe, which is why there are both European Community (EC) and domestic regulations in place to govern driver's hours. These regulations not only aim to promote road safety but

The Importance of Good Tyre Management: Ensuring Safety and Compliance

2023-05-24T12:53:38+01:00May 24th, 2023|

As of April 1, 2023, free rolling tyres fitted to front steering axles are now treated as a major failure during the annual test. This change signified an increasing emphasis on maintaining safety standards and ensuring that every component of a heavy vehicles meets the required criteria. Whether you are a professional driver, fleet

Technology helping women in the trucking industry

2023-04-20T12:02:32+01:00April 20th, 2023|

In the world of trucking and logistics, there has historically been an underrepresentation of women drivers. But today, technological advancements are providing novel opportunities for women to break into this traditionally male-dominated industry. Not only does technology provide benefits to individual drivers by streamlining processes and improving safety levels, but it also reduces barriers

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