Boughey Distribution, the UK’s leading ambient grocery distribution and storage specialist, has chosen to further invest in Connexas’ fleet management solutions, ensuring that their nationwide fleet of 123 vehicles are compliant with the Transport for London (TfL) Direct Vision Standard.
The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) was developed by Transport for London, as part of the Vision Zero initiative, to reduce the number of HGV related incidents that involve pedestrians and cyclists within London. Based on a star rating system, TfL grants safety permits to HGV’s that give drivers a direct view of the road from the cab. Increased road vision can be achieved through retro-fitting amendments to the current fleet of vehicles, including in-cab monitoring, blind spot sensors, reverse cameras and offside cameras.
Neil Trotter, Transport Operations Director for Boughey Distribution, said “The team at Connexas did a great job in coordinating the installation of their DVS product across our fleet, in spite of the challenges presented by Covid restrictions.
“Although the Government changed the deadline for compliance from October to March for vehicles to be ready for the new standard, we actually met the original deadline.”
Andrew Overton, CEO of Connexas, comments “Our modular fleet management solution not only elevates the safety and efficiency of fleets but also enables compliance with Transport for London’s Direct Vision Standard. We are proud to work with Boughey as they improve their fleet safety, gain DVS compliance, and keep the roads safe.”