DVSA have updated the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness and re-published it on GOV.UK.
The updated guide includes a refreshed design, further information about tyre safety (please see the previous news story) and updated daily walkaround check posters for HGV and PSV.
From last week, 23 November 2018 to be exact, if the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) finds a tyre more than 10 years old as part of its routine heavy vehicle enforcement work, it will carry out follow-up investigations on the vehicle operator.
If the operator cannot give an adequate explanation for using an old tyre, or their tyre management systems are not up to standard, DVSA may refer them to the Office of the Traffic Commissioner for potential regulatory action.
To read the full story please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/news/commercial-vehicle-operators-using-old-tyres-to-face-investigations
If you are a truck driver using the M11 between junctions 8 and 9 then Highways England would like to keep you and your vehicle in lane 1. The M11 connects major conurbations and provides access to important international gateways, carrying over 70,000 vehicles a day. The proposal to ban HGV’s over 7.5t from overtaking on the inclines located to the south of junction 9 near Great Chesterford is essential say Highways England to reduce congestion for all traffic, smooth traffic flows and ensure more reliable journey times.
This proposal is the subject of a public consultation which will remain open for comments until 29 November 2018, full details are available at highwaysengland.citizenspace.com