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Streamline your fleet operations, both on the road and behind the desk.

Effortlessly digitise your workflow and enhance operational efficiency with the Fleet Witness App. This user-friendly app empowers your fleet managers to efficiently handle daily tasks and access top-tier navigation, all within a single, intuitive solution.

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Key Features

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Track and monitor

Gain insights into real-time or chosen time period driving data, mileage, and precise locations for your fleet with Fleet Witness. Effortlessly monitor your vehicles using tracking devices seamlessly integrated into your vehicle fleet.

Detailed Journey Reports

Unlock in-depth journey insights with Fleet Witness. Generate comprehensive journey reports that provide a detailed view of your fleet’s travel history, empowering you with valuable data and analytics to enhance your operational efficiency.

Simplify Job Orders

Effortlessly manage job orders with Fleet Witness. Seamlessly integrate Google Maps and Apple Maps to enhance navigation and location accuracy, ensuring your job orders are efficiently assigned, tracked, and completed, all within a user-friendly platform.

Vehicle Checks & Compliance

Ensure vehicle compliance with ease through Fleet Witness. Implement a streamlined vehicle inspection process, empowering your drivers to perform comprehensive and hassle-free checks, all seamlessly integrated into your fleet management system.

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Understanding the DVS rating score system

The score system is based on the drivers direct visibility whilst sat in the driving seat. If your vehicle scores zero stars then you will be required to fit a Safe System. As you can see below most trucks currently on the road will fall into this category.

Category Description
A Zero Star Eye Point
B One Star Eye Point
C Two Star Eye Point
D Three Star Eye Point
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Progressive Safe System (PSS)

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New Progressive Safe System recommended by Transport For London

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What Is The Progressive Safe System for DVS 2024

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Transport for London (TFL) is now proposing a significant upgrade to the existing Direct Vision Standard (DVS) ‘Safe System.’ This upgraded system is known as the Progressive Safe System (PSS) DVS 2024 and is scheduled for implementation starting October 2024.

Starting from October 28, 2024, Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) with safety ratings falling below three stars will be required to incorporate the Progressive Safe System. For further information regarding the impending Direct Vision Standard 2024 (DVS) modifications and requirements, please refer to our technical details below .

Should you need any assistance with the implementation of the Progressive Safe System or seek guidance on preparing for the forthcoming adjustments, please feel free to reach out to us. Our team is dedicated to aiding you in navigating these new requirements and ensuring your full compliance. GET IN TOUCH

The Progressive Safe System (PSS) DVS 2024 star rating

When do I need to have the DVS 2024 Progressive Safe System (PSS) Fitted?

Starting in October 2024, if your Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) weigh over 12T and have a safety rating of 3 stars or lower. If you operate within Greater London, you will be required to implement a DVS Progressive Safe System to apply for a Safety Permit, allowing legal travel within Greater London. Transport for London (TfL) recently concluded a public consultation on the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for 2024 and the proposed specifications for the Progressive Safe System. Permits granted after October 2024 will be valid for 10 years.

This is the first step to establish what equipment you will require. You can contact your vehicle manufacturer, or simply send us a fleet list and we’ll complete this work for you free of charge.

Progressive Safe System DVS 2024 Kit

With this kit, you can manoeuvre safely and comply with DVS from Transport for London.

Detailed Requirements For The Progressive Safe System (PSS) in 2024

Equipment fitted to your vehicle as part of meeting the PSS must comply with the specification set out here.

Operators must ensure that their equipment for indirect vision, including Blind Spot & Moving Off Information Systems (MOIS), is fully operational. Both sensor systems must meet the performance requirements in the accompanying PSS technical specifications, available online at Direct Vision Standard and HGV Safety Permit

Both sensor systems must meet the performance requirements in the accompanying PSS technical specifications, available online at tfl.gov.uk/dvs

To completely eliminate the remaining vehicle blind spot at the nearside, a camera monitoring system must be fitted, regardless of whether mirrors are fitted. In-cab monitors must be positioned close to a window edge or existing mirror location (without obscuring the view through the window) to minimize the time the driver needs to take their eyes off the road to see the monitor.

A mirror replacement camera system may also be used as an alternative to fitting Class V and VI mirrors. Monitors only intended to show blind spots related to low-speed maneuvering, such as mirror replacement cameras, may switch off at speeds above 20mph. An additional camera monitoring system does not need to be fitted where one already exists in the vehicle, such as to replace mirrors.

It’s important to note that the installation of this camera monitoring system, along with the mandatory installation of the BSIS system, is an optional component and is not currently required to conform to the new PSS legislation. While it offers a valuable solution for eliminating all nearside blind spots, it is not mandatory for compliance.

 

Vehicles are mandated to be equipped with a front sensor system designed to activate a proximity information signal for the driver. This system’s primary function is to detect pedestrians or cyclists entering the critical blind spot area in front of the vehicle, specifically when the vehicle is stationary with the brakes engaged.

The importance of this signal is underscored by its escalation to a collision warning if the driver initiates preparations to move the vehicle from a resting position.

It’s crucial that front sensor systems are classified as ‘active,’ ensuring their capability to promptly respond to the presence of Vulnerable Road Users (VRU) without generating false alarms.

Moreover, the system should include a visual signal mechanism to indicate the detection of a VRU within the specified detection area, adhering to the technical specifications. In situations where the vehicle begins to move with a detected VRU, signalling an imminent collision, an audible alarm signal must be activated.

 

Blind spot information systems are required to be installed in the vehicle to ensure comprehensive coverage along the nearside of the vehicle. It is essential that these sensors do not activate in response to stationary vehicles or roadside furniture unless a collision is imminent.

For articulated vehicles, sensors must be strategically positioned on the tractor unit to offer sufficient coverage of the nearside of the combination without being triggered by the trailer itself. These sensors should enable detection within the defined zone, including areas adjacent to a semi-trailer. The specific implementation can be tailored to what works best for the technology supplier and the vehicle operator.

 

Vehicles are mandated to be equipped with audible warning equipment designed to alert nearby pedestrians, cyclists, and other road users of the vehicle’s intention to perform a turning manoeuvre. The volume of this audible warning, measured at a distance of one meter from the sounder, should fall within the range of 65 to 88 decibels/dB(A).

Operators are encouraged to consider the installation of an audible warning system that combines spoken warnings and white noise. Ideally, such audible warning devices should require minimal driver intervention and include a manual on/off switch for use during the hours of 23:30 and 07:00.

For left-hand drive vehicles, it is imperative to fit an audible vehicle manoeuvring warning to alert pedestrians and cyclists when the vehicle is making a right turn.

 

Warning Signage must be displayed on the rear of the Rigid Vehicle & any trailer unit in use, not the front tractor unit.

This must be designed to warn people walking and cycling of the hazards posed when near the vehicle.

The signage must not be offensive or give instructional advice to people walking and cycling. The text point size must be legible to a cyclist or pedestrian at a reasonable distance from the vehicle.

Signage used should be of at least A3 size.

Where in London is the DVS 2024 Enforceable?

Where in London is the DVS Enforceable?

The map displayed below illustrates the geographical region within London where the DVS (Direct Vision Standard) regulation is presently in effect, and where the requirement for permits is mandatory. It’s important to note that this regulation is applicable to all vehicles exceeding a weight of 12 tonnes, regardless of their origin, whether they originate from the United Kingdom or are entering London from foreign locations.

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Direct Vision Vision (DVS 2024) Kits

Unveiling Three Solutions to Your Compliance Needs

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MOVING OFF INFORMATION SYSTEM (MOIS)

We offer a solution that meets the new requirements for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). Our front sensor system is designed to activate in response to proximity information signals, effectively detecting the presence of pedestrians or cyclists.

Camera Monitoring System (CMS) for Progressive Safe System (PSS) DVS 2024

CAMERA MONITORING SYSTEMS (CMS)

We offer the option to enhance your vehicle’s safety by fitting a AI camera monitoring system, specifically designed to supplement our BSIS solutions or function as a standalone solution.

BLIND SPOT INFORMATION SYSTEM (BSIS) for the Progressive Safe System (PSS) DVS 2024

BLIND SPOT INFORMATION SYSTEM (BSIS)

Our solution includes installing Blind Spot Information Systems (BSIS) to your vehicle. These BSIS sensors provide complete nearside coverage without false triggers from roadside furniture or stationary vehicles, ensuring your safety on the road.

New AI Intelligent Pedestrian Detection System

Our AI Intelligent Pedestrian Detection Camera offers versatile usage options, functioning both as a standalone camera and as part of a multi-camera setup. This flexibility extends to mounting the camera on the vehicle’s side, making it particularly well-suited for deployment on Coaches, HGVs, and Plant vehicles.

Moreover, our new PSS AI Detection system seamlessly integrates with our existing solutions, empowering you with more safety. With this integration, your vehicles will conform to the new legislation set by TFL. 

This new system not only offers comprehensive pedestrian detection capabilities but also seamlessly integrates with our pre-existing solutions, eliminating the necessity for a complete system overhaul. This integration not only streamlines operations but also leads to significant cost and time savings for you.

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Vehicle Safety & Compliance

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Stay compliant, stay confident

Meeting vehicle safety compliance standards is no longer just a moral obligation, but a legal requirement that cannot be ignored. Our comprehensive approach to vehicle compliance, backed by years of expertise, ensures that your fleet remains compliant and up-to-date with industry regulations, enabling you to operate with confidence and avoid costly penalties.

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Our carefully curated products not only ensure vehicle and road user safety, but also help you achieve FORS compliance and DVS regulations. Our complete solutions cover a range of vehicle types and include equipment for clear blind spot observation and critical incident video footage capture. Our expert Sales team can customize solutions to meet your unique needs and satisfy your customers’ requirements.

Direct Vision Standard 2024

In the 2024 Direct Vision Standard (DVS) changes, HGVs over 12 tonnes with safety ratings below 3 stars must install extra safety gear starting on October 24, 2024. This expands the scope from the previous 1-star requirement. As of October 27, 2024, all existing DVS permits become invalid, obliging 0 to 2-star-rated vehicles to upgrade to the Progressive Safe System. This system enhances driver visibility of vulnerable road users in blind spots, minimizes false alarms, and alerts both drivers and detected road users of potential risks. Notably, the new DVS mandates the detection of Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs) in front blind spots, known as Moving Off Information Systems (MOIS).

Fully Customisable Daily Vehicle Checks

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Tailored Daily Vehicle Checks for Optimal Fleet Safety and Functionality

With the Fleet Witness app, drivers can perform daily vehicle checks that are tailored to the specific needs of your fleet. Our app ensures that all crucial areas are covered, including the condition of the vehicle bodywork, windscreen, windows, and lights, as well as the condition of the tyres, pressure, and wear. We also check brake and clutch fluid levels, and confirm the function of the seatbelts and horn. Additionally, our app schedules routine service appointments to keep your fleet operating at optimal performance. Importantly, we make use of the DVLAS’ API to import vehicle data, enabling us to obtain MOT dates and other essential vehicle information. Our app empowers your drivers to maintain the safety and functionality of your fleet, all while saving time and streamlining the vehicle check process.

Achieve Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)

We offer a range of products and solutions that allow Fleet Operators to get Bronze, Silver or Gold accreditation.

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Vehicle Tracking

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Streamline operations, reduce costs, and optimise performance

At Fleet Witness, we understand the importance of effective vehicle tracking in optimising fleet operations and reducing expenses. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of vehicle tracking services to meet the unique needs of your business. Our team of experts provides independent advice and innovative solutions to help you select the best technology and software to track your vehicles in real-time, monitor driver behaviour, and reduce fuel consumption. We’re committed to providing exceptional service and ensuring that you get the most out of your investment in vehicle tracking technology. With Fleet Witness, you can streamline your fleet operations, improve driver safety, and increase your bottom line.

What do vehicle trackers do?

A vehicle tracker is a device that is installed in a vehicle to track its movements and monitor various aspects of its operation while on the move.

This includes real-time information such as the vehicle’s location, speed, and driving behaviour, which is transmitted using the GPS satellite system. Our vehicle trackers are discreet, phone-sized devices that are installed under the dashboard for security and aesthetic purposes.

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All you need to know about vehicle tracking systems

A GPS device designed for vehicle tracking is installed in the vehicle to facilitate live monitoring of its movements. The tracking system acquires crucial information such as the vehicle’s location, distance covered, speed, fuel consumption, idle duration, and any incidents of sudden braking or sharp turns.

A vehicle tracking GPS device offers numerous benefits for businesses that operate fleets of vehicles. By providing real-time tracking of a vehicle’s movements, the system enables improved fleet management through the identification of efficient routes, reduction of fuel consumption, and minimisation of idle time. Additionally, the device enhances customer service by providing accurate delivery schedules and ensuring timely deliveries. Safety and security are also improved by monitoring driver behaviour, reducing the risk of accidents, and helping to locate and recover stolen vehicles. Overall, the use of a tracking GPS device can increase productivity, streamline operations, and lead to cost savings on fuel, maintenance, insurance, and unauthorised vehicle use.

Vehicle tracking can be used to monitor the hours of service for drivers, which is particularly important for HGV drivers who may otherwise drive for too long. Additionally, vehicle tracking can help you adhere to regular maintenance schedules to ensure that your vehicles are roadworthy and meet emissions regulations.

Analysing data through reports enables you to proactively optimise the routes for your drivers. This ensures that the routes covered are the most efficient, avoiding overlap and reducing the distance travelled. By doing so, you can save on fuel consumption, ultimately saving money for your business. Furthermore, reducing idle time can extend the lifespan of your vehicles.

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Fleet Tracking

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Increase your operational efficiency and decrease expenses by utilising real-time vehicle tracking.

Fleet Witness is a comprehensive vehicle tracking solution that offers you real-time access to your entire fleet’s location and performance via our proprietary software.
With Fleet Witness, you can monitor your vehicles’ activities minute-by-minute, and gain valuable insights into driver behaviour and fuel consumption.

Our full report suite includes detailed information on speeding, idling, as well as excel exports and scheduled email reports. This allows you to stay on top of your fleet’s performance and make data-driven decisions that improve efficiency, productivity, and profitability. Find out everything you need to know about fleet tracking.

Fleet Witness provides reliable and innovative GPS vehicle tracking and routing solutions that can revolutionize the way you manage your fleet. 
Our real-time GPS tracking technology combined with advanced fleet management tools help you track and manage your fleet, maximizing utilisation and productivity while reducing fuel usage.

By utilizing our proven solutions, you can access valuable insights into driver behaviour and vehicle performance, helping you make informed decisions to optimize your fleet’s utilization. With our GPS tracking technology, you can monitor your fleet’s location and performance, enhancing your overall fleet management experience.

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Driver Identification Fobs

Driver identification fobs can be a valuable tool for enhancing fleet management by providing real-time tracking and monitoring of driver performance. Additionally, driver identification fobs can help enhance security by providing detailed information on vehicle use and driver behaviour, enabling fleet managers to quickly detect and respond to unauthorized use or theft.

Live Fleet Tracking

The live map displays the locations of all of your vehicles. Fleet Witness Live updates every few seconds so you’ll always know where your vehicles are at anytime. Icons and columns can be customised, showing you the most relevant information. The user interface is cleanly designed and gives you the ability to adjust the layout to suit your preference

Geo-Fence Alerts

Geo-fencing is a powerful tool that allows you to define virtual boundaries around specific geographic areas, and receive real-time alerts when your vehicles enter or exit these zones. This can help you improve fleet management by enabling you to monitor driver behavior, track vehicle locations, and optimize routing and delivery schedules. Additionally, geo-fencing can be used to enhance security by detecting and preventing unauthorized vehicle use or theft.

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Flexible Reporting​

Our report builder gives you the ability to select high level data points. Each report can be manually run, or scheduled to drop into your inbox at regular intervals. Our Utilisation report provides a useful overview of the most commonly required metrics, as well as displaying your running costs. You can also choose from mileage, expenses, out-of-hours, site visits and many others. If you have a specific requirement, we can create and configure the report your specification.

Legal Compliance

Invest in Fleet Witness to ensure that your company's fleet remains fully insured, trained, and compliant with regulations, even as your business grows. Our integrated solution streamlines compliance processes and reduces the risk of fines or penalties, allowing you to focus on driving business success.

Improve Fuel Management

With our comprehensive fuel management tools, fleet managers can monitor fuel consumption, optimize routes, and reduce idling time, all of which can significantly lower fuel costs and reduce carbon emissions. Additionally, our solution can help detect instances of fuel theft or misuse, providing additional cost savings and security benefits.

Real-Time Camera Feeds

Our on-board DVRs allow you to have up to eight cameras connected. You can quickly select and view live video on demand. Review historical video using either the date and time, or use a point on the map to locate the piece of footage that you need. With a click of a button, you are able to download and save footage for reviewing later. It’s in a friendly format, ready to play on any media player without the need to convert.

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FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme)

FORS Compliance

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Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)

Why Compliance Matters

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The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a highly regarded program that verifies a business’s commitment to safety and sustainability. It is widely recognised across the logistics industry in the UK. In addition to recognition, FORS offers various tools and training programs that assist drivers and fleet managers in measuring and enhancing their performance while reducing fuel consumption across all aspects of their operations. Fleet Witness offers FORS kits that enable your business to comply with Bronze, Silver, and Gold FORS standards, ensuring your business is FORS compliant.

FORS Bronze

Fleet Witness provides all the equipment your business needs to comply with this Bronze FORS accreditation, and can come to your site and install this equipment as you require.

  • Class V mirror on nearside
  • Class VI mirror at front
  • Side under-run protection on both sides (except where impractical)
  • External markings to warn vulnerable road users.

FORS Silver

In order to achieve FORS Silver status, an initial Bronze accreditation must be obtained. The emphasis is then placed more heavily on ensuring physical safety of the vehicle, including the mandatory installation of specific equipment items listed below.

  • Blind Spot Cameras
  • Side Scan Sensor Systems
  • Left Turn Alarms
  • Reversing Alarms

FORS Gold

FORS Gold requires the same vehicle safety system as FORS Silver.



  • A camera system that monitors the near-side vehicle blind spot.
  • An in-cab display screen to provide the driver with a view of the near-side blind spot.

Why should I consider FORS?

There are a number of reasons it can be beneficial to move to FORS Silver level.

  • FORS accreditation demonstrates commitment to managing road risk
  • Potential cost savings through improved fuel efficiency across fleet
  • Companies adhering to FORS standards typically experience a reduction in incidents, leading to further savings
  • FORS accreditation signifies high standards in legal compliance, safety, efficiency, and environmental protection
  • FORS Silver is often a contractual/procurement requirement when tendering for work
  • FORS accreditation helps attract and retain environmentally-conscious staff
  • Compliance with TfL’s WRRR standards ensures safe system requirements for DVS permit applications to enter London.

Become FORS Compliant

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All you need to know about Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)

Bronze requirement V6 and Silver requirement S6 for vehicle safety equipment were revised at version 5 of the FORS Standard to align with the DVS Safe System improvements for right-hand drive vehicles. This means that Silver and Gold members with right-hand drive vehicles that are zero-star rated, but fitted with ALL safety equipment in accordance with V6 AND S6, meet the safety requirements to obtain a permit and do not need to fit additional equipment. However, all FORS members operating vehicles over 12 tonnes, regardless of their level of accreditation, must still apply for the HGV Safety Permit in order to drive in London.

CLOCS is a set of road safety requirements that the construction client expects within the supply chain – FORS is a quality standard for fleet operations that is recognised by the client.

FORS Approval is valid for twelve (12) months duration to ensure that all content remains valid and is updated with industry and legislative changes.

You can expect to receive your audit report and results within 10 working days from when the audit was conducted.

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Direct Vision Standard (DVS 2024)

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Direct Vision Standard (DVS)

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Changes to Transport for London’s (TfL’s) Direct Vision Standard (DVS)

What is Direct Vision Standard? & How To Be Compliant

The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for 2024, enforced since March 1st, 2021, was introduced by Transport For London. If your vehicle, in excess of 12 tonnes, fails to meet the prescribed safety level, denoted as a star rating, you must ensure that your vehicle is equipped with a Safe System and obtain an HGV Safety Permit for operations within Greater London. Failure to comply could lead to penalties of up to £550 per day. It is crucial to be aware that the DVS regulations are now being replaced by the Progressive Safety System (PSS) legislation starting from October 27th, 2023. To find out more about these changes, click this link. PROGRESSIVE SAFE SYSTEM (PSS)

Fleet Witness can help you navigate the process, make sure you’re compliant and avoid those fines. We also take a wider view and will advise on measures to provide a return on investment outside of meeting the minimum requirements.

We are always happy to talk about your requirements and any specific issues you may be facing. Our sales consultants will put together a bespoke solution to suit your business.

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DVS ‘Progressive Safe System’ 2024 Kit

With this kit, you can manoeuvre safely and comply with DVS from Transport for London.

The Minimum Star Rating
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The Minimum Direct Vision Standard 2024 (DVS) star rating will soon be increasing.

From 2024, all vehicles over 12 tonnes travelling into Greater London will now be required to achieve a minimum 3 star rating, an increase from the 1 star rating currently required.

Direct Vision Standard 2024

The upcoming changes to the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for 2024 are quite significant. Starting on October 24, 2024, HGVs weighing over 12 tonnes with a safety rating of less than 3 stars will need to have extra safety gear installed. This is a big expansion from the previous DVS, which only applied to vehicles with less than 1 star. Importantly, as of midnight on October 27, 2024, all previous DVS permits will become invalid, meaning vehicles with a DVS rating of 0 to 2 stars must upgrade their safety equipment to meet the new Progressive Safe System.

To meet the DVS 2024 requirements for 0 to 2 star-rated vehicles, the Progressive Safe System is a must. These systems are designed to improve a driver’s ability to see vulnerable road users in blind spots and reduce false alarms. Smart systems will only issue warnings when there’s a real risk to pedestrians or cyclists, ignoring things like street signs, other vehicles, or road furniture. They should also have different warning levels around the vehicle, from potential danger to an imminent collision. Alerts will notify both the driver inside the vehicle and the vulnerable road user outside who’s detected in the danger zone. One of the biggest changes from the old DVS is that it now requires the detection of Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs) in the front blind spots, known as Moving Off Information Systems (MOIS).

We are always happy to talk about your requirements and any specific issues you may be facing. Our sales consultants will put together a bespoke solution to suit your business.

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What do you need to do?

We have broken the process down into 3 simple steps:

This is the first step to establish what equipment you will require. You can contact your vehicle manufacturer, or simply send us a fleet list and we’ll complete this work for you free of charge.

Fleet Witness have spent the last 2-years designing and testing our own Blind Spot Detection kit. We have put together packages for the minimum required to achieve DVS compliance through to solutions that go a step further, providing a better return on investment for your fleet.

Once your equipment is installed. You will need to provide photos and complete the application form. If Fleet Witness have installed the equipment we will provide photos and help prepare your HGV Safety Permit application ready to submit to Transport For London.

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Understanding the DVS rating score system

The score system is based on the drivers direct visibility whilst sat in the driving seat. If your vehicle scores zero stars then you will be required to fit a Safe System. As you can see below most trucks currently on the road will fall into this category.

DVS Good Direct Vision
Category Description
A Zero Star Eye Point
B One Star Eye Point
C Two Star Eye Point
D Three Star Eye Point

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Understanding the DVS rating score system

The score system is based on the drivers direct visibility whilst sat in the driving seat. If your vehicle scores zero stars then you will be required to fit a Safe System. As you can see below most trucks currently on the road will fall into this category.

Category Description
A Zero Star Eye Point
B One Star Eye Point
C Two Star Eye Point
D Three Star Eye Point
DVS Good Direct Vision

Understanding the DVS rating score system

The score system is based on the drivers direct visibility whilst sat in the driving seat. If your vehicle scores zero stars then you will be required to fit a Safe System. As you can see below most trucks currently on the road will fall into this category.

Category Description
A Zero Star Eye Point
B One Star Eye Point
C Two Star Eye Point
D Three Star Eye Point
Average Truck In Operation Currently
DVS Good Direct Vision
Newer Trucks With Reduced Blind Spots

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DVS Safe System Requirements

A Class V mirror must be fitted to the nearside of the vehicle

A Class VI mirror must be fitted to the front of the vehicle 

Side under-run protection must be fitted to both sides of the vehicle (except where this is impractical or proves to be impossible)

External pictorial stickers and markings must be displayed on vehicles to warn vulnerable road users of the hazards around the vehicle

DVS Blind Spot Signage

A sensor system that alerts the driver to the presence of a vulnerable road user must be fitted to the nearside of the vehicle 

DVS Kit Overview

Audible vehicle manoeuvring warning must be fitted to warn vulnerable road users when a vehicle is turning left

DVS Left Turn Alarm

A fully operational camera monitoring system must be fitted to the nearside of the vehicle

DVS Camera Kit

DSV Safe System Overview

Direct Vision Standard (DVS) FAQs

What is a Safe System?

The Safe System is a series of vehicle
safety measures (fitted after point of
manufacture) which are designed to
reduce the risks that HGVs present to
people walking and cycling.

Is it a legal requirement?

Yes, it is unlawful to operate a HGV over 12T within Greater London since the 1st March 2021. Doing so could result in fines of up to £550 per day.

Does the side camera need to be recording?


No the camera is not required to record under the terms & conditions of the DVS. However, we would suggest that whilst you have gone to the expense of installing the camera it would be advantageous to pair it with a front facing camera and have both recording.

How do I obtain a permit?


You can apply to TfL, there is no charge for the application itself. Fleet Witness can help with this process.

Is the DVS scheme in place anywhere outside London?


No, not currently.

What happens if the Safe System equipment fails and I’m caught in breach of the permit scheme?


TfL have the ability to revoke Safety Permits if you are found to be in breach of the conditions. As such, it is important the system is working correctly. Fleet Witness’ Blind Spot Detection kits have a remote health check function. This means that if you have the equipment linked with one our live platforms it will tell you if a sensor fails.

How long does it take to have a vehicle installed with a Safe System?


The minimum equipment required will take 3-4 hours to install, depending on the vehicle.

Will I also qualify for FORs?


Yes, the equipment installed will also be relevant for FORs silver certification but only if a reverse alarm is also present.

Van Tracking

Trackers For Commercial
Vans

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Innovative commercial van tracking technology

The easiest way to monitor and dispatch your vehicles

The easiest way to monitor and dispatch your vehicles

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It’s no secret that vans, or light commercial vehicles, form the foundation of many small enterprises in the UK. Every day, they help tradespeople and many other industries complete their work efficiently. Because LCVs are sometimes loaded with pricey instruments worth thousands of pounds, having one stolen may be fatal to a company.
Many owners of light commercial vehicles are looking for new strategies to safeguard their investments. Fleet Witness can provide van tracking to safeguard your company and provides real-time, round-the-clock monitoring of your commercial vehicle.

Temperature Monitoring

With our advanced temperature monitoring, you can ensure the safe and efficient transportation of your temperature-sensitive goods.

Driver Identification

Ensure the safety and security of your fleet with our driver identification system. Know who is behind the wheel at all times.

On board CCTV

Our on-board DVRs allow you to have up to eight cameras connected. You can quickly select and view live video on demand.

See where your vehicles are

Fleet Witness Live updates every few seconds so you’ll always know where your vehicles are at anytime.

We are always happy to talk about your requirements and any specific issues you may be facing. Our sales consultants will put together a bespoke solution to suit your business.

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GPS tracking benefits & savings

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Real-time GPS vehicle monitoring and routing for fleet
management. A GPS tracker can completely transform
your business. Our proven solutions work together to help
you manage and track your fleet in order to maximise
utilisation and productivity while reducing fuel
consumption.

Driver Key Fobs

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Driver identification fobs can be a valuable tool for enhancing fleet management by providing real-time tracking and monitoring of driver performance. Additionally, driver identification fobs can help enhance security by providing detailed information on vehicle use and driver behaviour, enabling fleet managers to quickly detect and respond to unauthorized use or theft.​

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The Benefits
Why you should consider purchasing a Tracker device for your LCV or van:

  • Highly developed and put to use in the actual world.
  • Dependable hardware and specially created software.
  • All items support 4G.
  • Live and archived reporting
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Our Experts

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Fleet Witness can assist you in planning the deployment
and organising installations. We have a staff of expert
fitters throughout the UK to assist you were they can 
should you require an installation.

Geo-Fence Alerts

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Geo-fence will notify you whenever a tracker enters or
exits a specified region. Geo-fence alerts are configured
by place and time, and you will be alerted whenever a
vehicle enters or departs a location for a certain amount
of time. You should be certain that your automobiles are
not moving after hours.

Vehicle Reports

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Our report builder gives you the ability to select high level data points. Each report can be manually run, or scheduled to drop into your inbox at regular intervals.
Our Utilisation report provides a useful overview of the most commonly required metrics, as well as displaying
your running costs.

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Unlock the full potential of your fleet with our decisive solutions, realistic insights, and industry expertise.

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Get in touch

Feel free to drop us a message, we’ll call back to discuss your requirements in more detail.

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Solutions

We offer bespoke design and build services.

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Read the latest challenges facing the industry.

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The Casper Data Interface Standard

The Casper Data Interface Standard

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New Gatwick Airport Policy

New policy enforces vehicles operated at Gatwick Airport to be equipped with suitable Geo Tagging and Telematics systems.

Nominated vehicles, self-propelled motorised equipment, and other equipment as made aware by the company and operated by the operator at the airport must be outfitted with appropriate Geo Tagging and Telematics systems. Furthermore, for motorised vehicles, the solution must enable access monitoring via a driver swipe in system, which allows the company to identify the driver, so that any unauthorised use of equipment is discovered and reported, as well as auditing and user management capabilities.

What do you need to do?

Take the first step towards streamlined and compliant data management by giving us a call today to discuss how we can best help you.

Once we have determined what equipment is required for your vehicle(s), we will commission an engineer for installation and check that all equipment is in accordance with the policy.

Casper is a data management interface standard that can be used for geo tagging and telematics by providing a way to store and manage data. This data is then stored providing a tamper-proof and immutable record of the location and movements of assets or vehicles. The added security ensures that the data is protected from any unauthorised access. This makes Casper a powerful solution for managing location based data in industries such as transportation and logistics.

According to London Gatwick Airport’s new regulation, all vehicles will be required to keep thorough records of their position and movements. The policy applies to all eligible vehicles operated by the operator, regardless of whether the vehicles are owned or leased from a supplier or are in service through other means. The policy must be followed regardless of length of service.
Companies can use Casper to ensure that their location-based data is tamper-proof and that they meet these compliance requirements.

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The following criteria must be met:

The solution must also be capable of transmitting the ‘Nominated Data’ which is required to be communicated to GAL.

As a minimum, the solution must identify and report unauthorised use to an appropriate management contact within the Operator’s organisation. The solution may optionally incorporate an immobilise feature that prevents the engine from running if these conditions have not been met.

The Services need to be supported by the Supplier according to the Service Levels stipulated by GAL as a minimum.

The Operators must ensure their Geo Tagging Solution meets the requirements set out above, and further detailed below. GAL can supply a recommended vendor list, on request, based on the vendors with solution capability to meet these requirements.

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The following criteria must be met:

The solution must also be capable of transmitting the ‘Nominated Data’ which is required to be communicated to GAL.

As a minimum, the solution must identify and report unauthorised use to an appropriate management contact within the Operator’s organisation. The solution may optionally incorporate an immobilise feature that prevents the engine from running if these conditions have not been met.

The Services need to be supported by the Supplier according to the Service Levels stipulated by GAL as a minimum.

The Operators must ensure their Geo Tagging Solution meets the requirements set out above, and further detailed below. GAL can supply a recommended vendor list, on request, based on the vendors with solution capability to meet these requirements.

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Smooth airport operations and outstanding efficiency

100% accountability of everything important to the business - ground vehicles, equipment, goods and valuable assets are being tracked, monitored, and optimised.

It boosts workforce discipline, desirable vehicle and equipment usage habits, and work ethics

With a system in place helps improve a company's reputation, optimise a workflow, and save operating costs.

Geo-fence alerts

Geo-fence alerts are defined by location and time, and you will be notified anytime a vehicle enters or exits a location. You should always be aware of where your vehicles are.

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Daily Vehicle Checks LGV Fleets

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Daily Vehicle Checks LGV Fleets

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Are daily vehicle checks for LGV fleets really necessary?

Why do I need to do them?

There is no specific legislation that demands that a business should carry out pre – journey checks on a commercial vehicle under 3500kg, so as a owner or operator of a Light Goods Vehicle (LGV) fleet should you bother?

There are several compelling benefits in incorporating this short task into your drivers daily routine;

The answer is YES!

  • Duty of Care
  • Safety
  • Performance
  • Advanced Telematics Dashboard
  • Driver Monitoring
  • View Real Time Footage
  • Vehicle Maintenance and MOT Scheduling
  • Detailed Journey Reports
  • Geofencing Capabilities
  • Ongoing Customer service and Support

 

Duty of Care

Although as we stated at the top of this article there is no actual specific legislative requirement to carry out daily vehicle checks on your LGV fleet – the employer does have a Duty of Care to ensure that all vehicles that are used for work purposes are safe and compliant.

Safety

Data from the DfT reveals that 3894 road traffic accidents between 2013 -2018 were caused by faulty brakes alone. The cumulative cost of an incident involving a vehicle being driven for work can be enormous, not merely the insurance premium increase, but the knock on costs of – driver injury, HSE involvement, fines, reputational effect, the list goes on.

A quick and easy check list undertaken daily can identify issues before they become a safety concern and can, where correctly undertaken and recorded, prove that correct process was undertaken thereby reducing the onus on the fleet operator

Performance

Daily vehicle Checks allow you to identify vehicle problems before the vehicle breaks down and must be taken off the road.

Breakdowns and unscheduled repair work has a damaging impact on service performance across your mobile fleet, a preventative approach to maintenance not only reduces risk for the driver and the operator but also reduces costs by attending faults before they become extensive repairs.

For instance, identifying a dashboard warning light – which if not reported and of course acted upon can have expensive consequences – often an issue with multi driver vehicles.

At Fleet Witness we understand that the collection and storage of the daily vehicle checks can be onerous for the fleet operator, so we have included in our software a specific function that will collect and collate the daily vehicle checks enabling the fleet manager to identify and act upon the necessary issues in a simple and timely manner, and then schedule the required maintenance so avoiding unexpected breakdowns.

Call us for more information on 0203 897 3600