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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.

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 […]

End of Year Advice from Red Forge Ltd

Overloading Every vehicle on the road, from cars to Articulated Trucks has what is known as a plated weight. It is illegal to exceed this plated weight. The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and the Police both have powers to stop, weigh, and restrict any vehicle on a UK road.  This means that an […]

Red Forge Approved Convertor for Vauxhall

We are an Approved Convertor for Vauxhall The LimitliteTM Plus axle load indicator system from Red Forge features axle and GVW protection for all vehicles up to 8.2 tonnes. Unique/key selling points: Easy to use, no button pressing required Monitoring of overall GVW plus front and rear axles Accurate to within the same tolerances outlined […]

FORS Members Now Get Discounts at Red Forge

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme encompassing all aspects of safety, fuel efficiency, vehicle emissions and improved operations. FORS helps fleet operators to measure and monitor performance and alter their operations in order to demonstrate best practice. It is open to operators of vans, lorries, mini-buses, coaches and other vehicles, […]

Celebrating 40 years and paving the way for future success

RED FORGE has been celebrating 40 years of success during the course of 2016, with origins in the industrial decline of the 1970s. Now with a range of innovative solutions that meet the requirements of fleet operators in the 21st century and plans to further develop products and stay ahead, the anniversary was marked on […]

DVSA reveal almost 9 in 10 Vans are Overloaded

With new figures from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) alarmingly revealing that almost nine in 10 (88.5%) of the 2,381 vans it weighed last year were overloaded, Venson Automotive Solutions is urging SMEs to ensure their vehicles are safe and legally road compliant by being ‘fit for purpose’. Read more at…

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