DVS: A New Safety Feature for the Logistics Industry

Learn about TfL’s plans for DVS, a safety rating for HGVs to help cut down collisions in Greater London. Anyone with haulage contracts should take note.

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(businesspress24) - After much discussion, Transport for London (TfL) has finalised a star system that will be applied to Euro 6 vehicles to evaluate how much a driver can see from within their vehicle

As the DVS will have fairly severe implications for zero-rated vehicles, it

What is DVS?

The Direct Vision Standard will rank Euro 6 trucks from 0 to 5, depending on the extent of a driver

How Does it Work?

The rating is dependent on how much the driver can see of the particular areathat

To go into a little more detail, the area is split up into various zones, each of which has a different weighting when calculating the HGV

It gets very technical beyond this, as assessors work out the total volume of the highest risk area that can be seen directly by the driver

Consequences

At the moment, the primary consequence of this system is that any HGV that scores zero on the testing will be prohibited from entering Greater London. However, this won

How to Get a DVS Rating

To get a rating on an existing or new truck, yough rate of enquiries over the next few months, TfL has gained a commitment from them torespond within ten working days in the majority of cases.

As HGVs with zero ratings will be excluded from Greater London by 2020 it



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Date: 05/24/2018 - 10:05
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