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New Statutory Guidance issued by Traffic Commissioner

On 17 March 2020, the Senior Traffic Commissioner issued a Statutory Document setting out the approach that traffic commissioners will adopt in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Great Britain.

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COVID-19 - HGV testing suspended

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DVSA has suspended testing all HGV’s, trailers and PSV’s for up to 3 months.

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Response to Covid 19 Advice for Operators – 20 March 2020

On 20 March 2020, the OTC released advice for operators as a result of the Covid 19 outbreak.

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New HGV vision standards coming to London

From 26 October 2020, the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) scheme will require HGVs over 12 tonnes entering or operating in London to have a safety permit.  The scheme is being introduced by Transport for London (TfL) and will require all HGVs over 12 tonnes to get a safety permit to enter or operate in Greater […]

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Concrete4U – Changing with the times

When Concrete4U joined the Batched on Site Association it was as a way of meeting other operators, learning and sharing best practice and operating to a higher standard. As we have a fleet of tippers, our volumetric vehicles were already going through routine inspections and MOTs and all our drivers had class 2 licences. Signing […]

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Simple Mistakes Operator’s Licence Holders Make

We come across simple mistakes, some administrative in nature, that licence holders make.  They are, in no particular order, as follows: An Operator may hire a vehicle, perhaps on a long term contract, but the maintenance on that vehicle is undertaken by the owner of the vehicle.  Strictly speaking, the Operator should inform the traffic […]

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BSA Members Update, December 2018

On 12 November 2018, members of the committee and advisor, Mark Kerr, met with Department for Transport officials, Duncan Price and Francis Jackson, in London.   The BSA has now received the written representations of the MPA, RHA and SMMT sent to the DfT with regards to the consultation in December 2017.  They were requested […]

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Easymix Concrete displays credentials at British Museum

Batched on Site member, Easymix Concrete Ltd., recently completed a job at the British Museum in Holborn, London. The unique pour was to install poured footings with anti-terrorist bollards mounted in concrete into the area surrounding the building. The permanent bollards were positioned in front of the main entrance to the Museum, and are designed […]

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Government decision awaits £210m industry in early 2016

The Batched on Site Association (BSA) expects the UK Government to rule on proposed legislative changes to the sector in early 2016. The proposed changes include a plan to impose a 32 tonne maximum weight limit on Mobile Batching Plants, which has been strongly opposed by the BSA. Competition concerns Last year an independent report […]

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The importance of mobile batching plants

With the winter weather upon is, it’s worth remembering the damage and danger caused last year by sinkholes, as well as the crucial part that Mobile Batching Plants play in repairing them quickly and safely. Already this year a huge sinkhole has opened up in St. Albans in the South East of the country, as reported […]

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