The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) won an international road safety award on 8 December 2015 for its work on load security. In this blog, Peter Hearn, DVSA’s Head of Policy Development and Product talks about the awards event and the work involved.
Earlier this year we told you about the guidance we are developing on load security. This provoked a lot of feedback from you, who were generally very positive about the prospect of some useful guidance. Here we update you on progress with the guide and what's in store for the future.
We are accepting new standards on load security provided by XL-rated vehicles - just make sure the load is a positive fit.
Load security has been a hot topic over the past 12 months, mostly because once we started taking a closer look at this during our roadside enforcement checks, it became clear that this was a much larger issue – due to the variety of vehicles, loads, load positioning, securing devices and interpretations of what constitutes a secure load – than we first expected. We're putting together a guide...
Although the European best practice guidelines for cargo securing for road transport have been around for a while, member states do not yet have a common approach to load security.