Following today’s announcement from Transport for London (TfL), outlining their interim Direct Vision Standard (DVS) star ratings, Volvo Trucks is now in the process of reviewing the published data and are looking forward to working with TfL to verify that the final DVS star ratings are both accurate and consistently applied.

Volvo Trucks also welcomes further consultation this Autumn, regarding an ‘HGV safety standard permit scheme’ which TfL have just outlined and hope that this will reflect existing CLOCS and FORS requirements that many of our customers are already working with in London.

Mike Corcoran, Commercial Director, Volvo Trucks UK and Ireland commented: “Volvo has always had safety as a core value and on initial review we are pleased that most of our range will comply with the interim vision standard evaluation until 2024.”

He added: “However, Volvo Trucks also believe that safe driving in urban environments is complex, where many factors come into play.  Whilst direct vision is important, there are other safety devices and technologies available or being developed that will assist the driver now and in the future.  We hope to see these come to the fore during the forthcoming discussions regarding the final ‘HGV safety standard permit scheme’. As a consequence, we encourage our customers to look at the results from the first stage of the consultation, and take part in the forthcoming discussions on direct vision and the ‘HGV safety standard permit scheme’.”