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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…

88% of Vans are Overloaded according to new DVSA Research

Research recently published from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency has revealed that almost nine in 10 vans weighed in 2015 were overloaded, making them unsafe and potentially illegal for UK roads. Read more at…

CV Show: Red Forge weighing range returns to NEC

This year, weighing specialist Red Forge Ltd will be exhibiting the all new Omniweigh OnBoard Weighing Loadcells on its CV Show stand – along with the recently introduced Axalert Excel overload protection system, designed to give a very simple ‘one screen’ display while still providing all the information required in an easy-to-read format. Read the […]

FM16 Public Sector & Housing Association Fleet Management Conference

18th May 2016 – Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel, Manchester 8th June 2016 – Whittlebury Hall, Towcester Day Delegate Rate from £65.00 inc VAT Specialist Fleet Publishers JDM, based in Manchester, are hosting FM16 in two regional venues, firstly on the May 18th at the Victoria & Albert Marriott Hotel in Manchester and then on the […]


Vehicle overloading remains a key priority for the Driver & Vehicle Standard Agency (DVSA), with most recent figures showing a 4.5% year-on-year increase for 2014/15 in the number of reports of HGVs being overloaded. For LGV overloading is the most prevalent offence in terms of prosecutions by a country mile – and the number reported […]


A scaffolding business that ran severely overloaded trucks without an O-licence has been declared “entirely unfit” to become an operator by traffic commissioner (TC) Nick Denton. Gravesend, Kent-based Anthony Graves, who trades as Allscaff, had his application for an O-licence refused after the business was discovered operating two untaxed and uninsured HGVs when stopped by […]

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