Month: December 2020

BTMA’s tyre guidance updated in collaboration with the DVSA and industry experts

The British Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (BTMA) is launching a comprehensive update of its Guide to tyre management and maintenance on heavy vehicles. The revised edition is the fruit of close collaboration between experts from tyre manufacturers and the DVSA. It also includes valuable contributions from the vehicle operator associations. The extended scope builds on operational … Read more

Stay safe on the road with the FORS Winter driving guide and the FORS Tyre guide for Operators

Did you know that in snow and ice, stopping distance can increase by as much as 10 times when compared to good weather conditions? Prepare for adverse weather with the FORS Winter driving guide and the FORS Tyre Guide for Operators. The FORS Winter driving guide includes tips to help drivers mitigate against adverse changeable … Read more

Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the EU drivers’ hours rules

This information is no longer valid, click here for the latest information and guidance. In response to pressures on local and national supply chains, the Department for Transport (DfT) has, pursuant to Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006, introduced a temporary and limited urgent relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland … Read more

Direct Vision Standard – take action now

A new HGV Safety Permit based on the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) is required for all HGVs over 12 tonnes driving within Greater London. DVS is a key part of the Mayor of London’s Vision Zero plan to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries on London’s streets. Please be aware that: The DVS operates in … Read more