NEW – Smart Tachographs, what you need to know.

Smart Tachographs must be fitted to all new HGVs sold in the UK from 25th June 2019. The new digital tachographs allow enforcement agencies to read data from them remotely. HGVs won’t need to be stopped for a routine reading, less time wasted for both agents and drivers. Improving potential to check more tachographs per…

Rave Reviews of Backwatch Combined Camera / Sensor System

Backwatch are delighted by the positive feedback that our new BW-BVR combined camera and sensor system has received since its launch earlier this year. The BW-BVR was introduced in response to the changes within FORS safety compliance (version 5.0) that came into effect in January 2019. Now mandatory for Fors Silver and Gold fleets to…

Backwatch at THE CV SHOW

With over twenty years in the vehicle safety industry and an original FORS associate. Backwatch are delighted to be exhibiting at the CV show from the 30th April – 2nd May 2019 Hall 5 Stand 5G108 We are proud to be showcasing two new products at the CV show – BW-BVR – Integrated camera and…

Direct Vision – London 2020, what you need to know.

From 26 October 2020 all 0-star HGVs over 12 tonnes will be banned unless they prove a Safe System (this is the same date that Low Emission Zone (LEZ) standards strengthen for heavy vehicles London-wide) https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/deliveries-in-london/delivering-safely/direct-vision-in-heavy-goods-vehicles     Source – TfL.gov.ul

Backwatch at FORS Conference 17th October 2018 Birmingham

Backwatch are once again exhibiting at the FORS Members Conference on 17th October 2018 at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham. The conference agenda topics include Direct Vision Standards, Evolution of FORS and Fors best practice. FORS version 5.0 will be unveiled at the event – Backwatch will keep our FORS customers informed of changes…

Backwatch Turns 20!

20 years ago today Boyzone was number one with No matter what and BackWatch was born. BackWatch would like to that all our customer, suppliers and partners who have been with us along the way.

FORS is 10!!

The Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS) is 10 this year! Created in 2008 by TfL FORS quickly became the to go to best practice scheme for like minded people in the transport sector. With over 5000 members and over 11000 vehicles compliant FORS has plenty to be proud of. Members since the very beginning (membership…

Brexit Insurance – Haulage News

The UK Government plan to keep Britain within an international motor insurance accord post Brexit – this will make hauliers travelling in the European Union hassle free according to Reuters. The Department of Transport wrote to the Association of British Insurers to inform them that the government has decided to keep the UK within the…

MOT Test Changes 20th May 2018

  MOT testing is about to change. On Sunday 20th May this year changes will be made to the test across Wales, England and Scotland. Affecting cars, motorcycles, vans and other light passenger vehicles changes include a tightening of rules on diesel emissions, new defect types and exemptions for specific vehicles that are over forty…