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  • Direct Vision Standard FORS
    Published January 2019

    Direct Vision Standard – have your say

    Have your say on making London’s lorries safer Transport for London (TfL) has launched a consultation on the final proposals to introduce a Direct Vision Standard and Safety Perm…

  • Vision of the future - The Direct Vision Standard - The Standard Magazine
    Published December 2018

    Vision of the future

    Tarmac has recently ordered 25 Mercedes-Benz Econics, which have been developed to allow better all-round vision from the driver’s seat As part of the FORS Members’ Conference,…

  • Lightweight Champions - the vehicle landscape is changing
    Published December 2018

    Lightweight Champions

    The vehicle landscape is changing in many different ways, not least the size of vehicles that operators are choosing for their fleets. Steve Banner investigates the…

  • Dash to the future - truck dashboards - The Standard Magazine
    Published December 2018

    Dash to the future

    Mercedes-Benz has designs on tomorrow’s truck dashboards. Brian Weatherley has been to Germany to learn that it’s all about the ‘User Interface’ – and delivering vital driver infor…

  • FORS Members’ Conference 2018
    Published December 2018

    FORS Members’ Conference 2018

    With the theme of ’10 years of evolving best practice’, the third annual FORS Members’ Conference took place in October. Speakers covering a wide range of topics were joined by 450 FOR…

  • Diversify to multiply - Pollock Lift & Shift - The Standard Magazine
    Published December 2018

    Diversify to multiply

    Known for its general haulage business, family-run haulier Pollock (Scotrans) moved into the lorry-mounted crane and heavy haulage sector following an acquisition at the star…