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DVSA Annual Review

The DVSA have released their first annual review, which sets out what they are most proud of during 2016/2017.  There are some staff stories, and the difference they make to road safety, and it also sets out some of the work they plan to do during 2017/2018. Two stories that are of interest to Red […]

Red Forge have been Balancing Loads for Over 40 years

All of the Red Forge systems have VCA approval, Vehicle Telemetry allowing for remote overload warnings, and have all been designed with simplicity of operation in mind. The Omniweigh™ loadcell based range offers best value industrial accuracy vehicle payload weighing for commercial vehicles. The Axalert™ Excel is designed to give a very simple ‘one screen’ […]

What is the True Cost of Speeding?

Excessive speed is often a major factor in road traffic collisions. The chance of survival for a pedestrian hit by a car increases from 10% if the vehicle is travelling at 40mph to 90% if it’s doing 20mph. But what are the implications for transport operators if their drivers regularly speed or cause an accident […]

Auto Electrical Services (UK) Ltd Delegate Sponsor of APSE Aviemore

AES (UK) Ltd, the Red Forge approved Fitting Agent for Scotland, are headline sponsors of the APSE Scottish Fleet, Waste and Grounds Seminar being held in Aviemore on 23rd to 26th May 2017. They will be situated near the Tea and Coffee, on Stand 24. The Research & Development team have been working on some […]

Using a Mobile Phone when Driving

On 1 March 2017 the Government doubled the penalties for using a hand-held mobile phone while driving to six penalty points and a £200 fine. Vocational drivers may have their entitlements suspended by the Traffic Commissioner and newly-qualified drivers will automatically lose their licence under the points system. Drivers who use mobile phones are now […]

Championing the Transport Manager

The March 2017 issue of LAPV magazine has an excellent article covering Beverley Bell (Senior Traffic Commissioner) and her presentation at the Redbridge Public Sector Show, in February.   Definitely worth a read.  Its on page 10.   www.lapv.co.uk

Red Forge Exhibiting at CV Show 2017

We have exhibited for many years at the NEC Commercial Vehicle show as it has always proven to be the most successful shop window into the commercial vehicle world. Red Forge Ltd will be exhibiting the Omniweigh™  OnBoard Weighing Loadcell based system, along with the improved Axalert™ Excel, Axalert™ Plus and the Limitlite™ Plus systems […]

FTA Van Excellence – Monthly ‘Hot Topics’

Throughout 2017 FTA’s Van Excellence will be putting together a monthly briefing on an industry topic. This month they are looking at the Christmas tech ‘toys’ that could land drivers in trouble with the law.. Technical What did you get for Christmas? Es Shepherd from the Freight Transport Association’s Member Advice Centre looks at the […]

New Year – Same Problems

What Can we do? All the promises throughout 2016 to aid the drivers of commercial vehicles not to overload seem to have ended the same as in 2015. The amount of incorrect information and lack of conformity between the Public Bodies who supply the information and or prosecute the drivers, and companies, has led the […]

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