Motor Transport to host a free webinar on the Direct Vision Standard

Do you operate into London and have questions about how the upcoming Direct Vision Standard (DVS) might apply to your fleet?

The new rules will become enforceable from the end of February 2021 and will require all vehicles of 12 tonnes and above to meet a minimum standard of direct vision from their cabs.

If they do not, then operators must hold a valid safety permit to prove that their vehicles are fitted with approved visual and detection aids such as cameras and sensors to enter the capital.

With industry in a current state of flux due to the coronavirus pandemic, it may be difficult to find time to research all the information you need to ensure your vehicles are compliant with DVS.

CM’s sister title Motor Transport has therefore done the hard work for you and will be hosting a free webinar on the topic on 19 May.

Held in partnership with technology firm Brigade Electronics, the webinar will bring together experts from industry to help answer all your key questions.

The debate will be hosted by MT editor Steve Hobson and will feature presentations from:

  • DAF Trucks on how trucks can comply with the standard and achieve the various star ratings
  • Brigade Electronics on what a Safe System looks like and how existing trucks can be retrofitted
  • The FTA on whether the DVS is the best way to achieve the goal of improving road safety

Operators taking part will be encouraged to give their views on whether the implementation of the standard should be delayed or modified further which the FTA will use in its lobbying of TfL.

We do hope to see you online later this month, so make sure to register today for your free place.

Premier Pits offer premier service


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Premier Pits is a long-established UK pit specialist and has built and installed 4,000 prefabricated steel pits over the past 40 years. The range includes inspection, maintenance, rail, authorised testing facilities, washdown pits and under-chassis, along with ramps, a series of accessories and health and safety equipment. All the aforementioned products comply with CE­ and BS­EN­1090-1: 2009 plus A1: 2011, BS­OHSAS 18001: 2007 SSIP standards.

The firm supplies workshops across the UK and internationally and, according to marketing manager Matt Dilley, offers a consultancy-style service beyond building and fitments. “We advise customers on the best types of pit to install for the task at hand and give them feedback about the modifications and accessories they will require for working on specific vehicles. “Our design engineers use the latest CAD design facilities and can provide support to architects, structural engineers, and contractors.”

The company employs teams of specialist fitters, tasked with handling not only the installation itself but also subsequently cleaning the area and removing waste material that results from fitting, followed by a final inspection, before the premises are handed back to the customer.

The firm is also the UK distributer for BrakeMate – an elevated platform for servicing heavy vehicle brake disc assemblies. It eliminates most manual lifting during disc brake maintenance and generally makes it much quicker, more efficient and cost-effective. It also enables an individual to complete the process, rather than it being a two-person job.

For more information, call Premier Pits on 01775 821222, visit or­ email

This article was taken from the first issue of our Product Innovation Daily magazine series. Click here to read the first magazine, completely free.