With more than 4.2 million vans used for business across the UK, there are 7 times more light goods vehicles than lorries on our roads. Additionally, DVSA stops approximately 10,800 vans each year as part of its targeted roadside checks at a cost to their owners and operators of up to £4,000 per day per vehicle. As an owner or operator, it doesn’t take long to figure out that running a fleet of vans which doesn’t comply with the rules and regulations can be a costly business.
Uncertainty surrounding the legal requirements involved in operating roadworthy and cost-effective fleets has led to a rise in non-compliance.
Did You Know?
“59% of the light good vehicles given a prohibition notice during targeted checks in 2013-2014 were for mechanical defects”.