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Logistics UK, RHA and AICES launch joint industry survey on Direct Vision Standard 


In order to assist Transport for London (TfL) in understanding how prepared the market is for the launch of the Progressive Safe System (PSS) in October 2024, as part of the changes to the Direct Vision Standard, the three industry associations have come together to issue a survey for operators to complete. 

TfL launched its own survey, which can be completed here until Monday 5 February, but it omitted questions that we felt should have been asked, specifically on whether operators would use more and smaller vehicles to avoid utilising vehicles over 12 tonnes that would be in scope of the standard.    

We urge all operators who service the London market to take time and complete this industry survey to demonstrate whether the equipment fitter market is ready to equip all zero, one and two star rated vehicles with the PSS material needed to obtain the new permits for operating in London. Our survey can be found here.   

Published On: 08/02/2024 14:00:00

 

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