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The BVRLA has launched its second in a series of electric vehicle training courses designed to support members who are giving advice to customers looking to move to electric.
The BVRLA has taken part in a review of Heavy Vehicle Testing to determine whether current roadworthiness testing is fit for purpose, and to provide evidence as to whether it supports or hinders the effective operation of the haulage and logistics industries.
With Transport for London’s Direct Vision Standard now being enforced across London, the BVRLA was able to obtain a last-minute understanding for those companies who are in the process of purchasing compliant vehicles.
The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will be contacting vehicle operators about their test dates.
Transport for London has confirmed that although enforcement of the Direct Vision Standard will begin on 1 March, fleets who have begun the process to be compliant will be put on an ‘allow list’ allowing 90-days grace.
A new HGV Safety Permit based on the new Direct Vision Standard (DVS) is required for all HGVs over 12 tonnes driving within Greater London, with penalty charge notices issued from 1 March 2021.
The Committee of Climate Change has published its Sixth Carbon Budget report today, stating that all car and van sales should be fully electric by 2032 and advises on a ban on the sale of new diesel trucks and lorries by 2040.
A new service from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) allows drivers to search by postcode for their nearest HGV/Trailer annual MOT test site.
The Government has halted plans to introduce a new graduated system of Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) for light goods vehicles or motorhomes from April 2021, to avoid distracting the automotive sector and businesses more widely from the challenges they currently face from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The BVRLA needs member feedback on the following two consultations launched by the Government last week. Both follow the successful trial of longer semi-trailers (LSTs), which have been shown to cut emissions and boost haulier productivity.