Stop Press: Safety Permit Scheme Coming in 2020

A push for road safety means that HGV drivers who are taking on haulage jobs in the Capital will have to upgrade their safety systems by 2020.

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Under the original proposal, HGVs were due to be assessed with a first in these vehicles. However, opponents have argued that direct vision was an insufficient measure, and the Mayor of London has responded to these concerns.

Drive for Improved Road Safety

The Safety Permit Scheme is anticipated to be in place from 2020 and forms a central part of the Vision Zero initiative, a joint scheme between the Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL). Its implementation is intended to enhance road safety for all road users, including drivers on haulage jobs, by only permitting HGVs that have up-to-date technology

Reacting to the announcement of the consultation, Natalie Chapman, FTA

FTA Urges Simplicity

Despite the alterations to the Safety Permit Scheme, concerns have also been raised about it potentially becoming too complicated. Haulage jobs should be regulated by a scheme that is straightforward and dependable. According to Chapman,

The exact details of the permit scheme are due to be developed next year following the consultation, which is asking for feedback from all road users in the capital and stakeholders. The consultation will run until 24 January 2018.



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Norman Dulwich is a Correspondent for Haulage Exchange, the leading online trade network for the road transport industry. Connecting logistics professionals across the UK and Europe through their website, Haulage Exchange provides services for matching haulage jobs with available drivers. Over 4,800 transport exchange businesses are networked together through their website, trading jobs and capacity in a safe ''wholesale'' environment.

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