Transport For London (TfL) deputy director of enforcement and on-street operations Siwan Hayward recently said there is a disproportionate level of rogue HGV operators in the construction and waste haulage sector.
Hayward said the problem was so severe that the London Freight Enforcement Partnership (LFEP), which was set up in 2015 to target rogue freight operators, was focusing a large part of its efforts on monitoring construction and waste HGV operators. Since 2013, 120 vehicles operating in the construction and waste sectors had been seized by enforcement officers.
“We have a sector here that is serially non-compliant,” she said, pointing to TfL statistics, which show that of 20,000 stops made of vehicles operating in the construction and waste sector since 2013, only 11% of the vehicles were compliant.
A better approach to ensure compliance is integrating an electronic system such as VehoCheck to simplify your vehicle defect recording and management, giving you full visibility on drivers' vehicle checks being conducted and a complete audit trail of defect recording through to workshop repair.
Using an electronic based system that makes defect recording more efficient, expedites repairs, monitors driver behaviour, delivers vehicle defect analysis, and ensures the company meet or exceed their compliance obligations, is a positive step in the right direction.
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