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Hardcrete to add two DVS mixers to its fleet

A man and a woman stading in front of a concrete mixer Lindsey Ruud, group sales director, McPhee, and Nicole Marcantonio, area sales manager, Scotland, McPhee

Family-run Hardcrete is to add two Direct Vision Standard (DVS) concrete mixers from McPhee to its fleet.

The two, 4m3 mixers, which will be mounted on Volvo 4 x 2 chasis, and will be delivered next month (April).

Speaking at the UK Concrete Show, Nicole Marcantonio, area sales manager, McPhee, said: “Both mixers are currently being fitted out at our facility in Glasgow and will be delivered to Hardcrete next month, fitted with the Direct Vision Standar, which complements the vehicles existing safety systems.”

The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and HGV safety permit scheme for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) requires operators of lorries over 12 tonnes gross vehicle weight to obtain a safety permit before entering and operating in most of Greater London. Otherwise, you may receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).

The Direct Vision Standard and HGV Safety Permit Scheme are part of the Mayor of London's Vision Zero plan to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries on London's transport network by 2041.

The DVS measures how much an HGV driver can see directly through their cab windows. This is expressed as a star rating from zero (limited) to five (good) direct vision, indicating the level of risk to vulnerable road users, such as people walking and cycling.