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Freight attacks HGV safety plan limbo

05 March 2018

Uncertainty about the final specification of London mayor Sadiq Khan’s new direct vision standard (DVS) for lorries is causing operators to delay investing in new lower emission vehicles, according to the Freight Transport Association. A second phase of consultation on the standard ended in January but a further phase on the final scheme has still to be held. Natalie Chapman, the FTA’s head of urban policy, said: “The mayor has scored a spectacular own goal with the direct...

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