BackWatch Sponsor IronMan Wales Athlete

BackWatch are proud to be an official sponsor of Ironman athlete Chris Lewis. Chris who is LCV Sales Manager at Renault Trucks Cardiff has entered one of toughest Ironman triathlons in the world in 2018. Held in the beautiful town of Tenby Chris along with other brave men and women will line up on race…

Renault Trucks Competition Time

Lets get social this week!! Renault Trucks has launched an exciting social media competition to highlight its Range T High truck coming to the UK at the end of this year. They are looking for themes for the liveries of the first ten right-hand drive Range T High demonstrator vehicles. The completion is open to UK…

The T Charge is here!

  As reported by us on the 14th September from today Monday 23 October 2017, London will be introducing the Toxicity Charge or T-Charge to ensure vehicles travelling into the city meet exhaust emission standards. Those running trucks regularly into London, the T-Charge will mean little change as levels are set at the same standard…

TICK Tracker Launch at FORS Conference 17th October 2017

  TICK is a portable GPS tracker, that can be used virtually anywhere that comes to mind. Monitoring vehicles, children, expensive items, containers, trailers, monitoring participants of extreme sports or organising people in the field. Thanks to its small dimensions and magnetized fixing it can be placed almost anywhere. Easy to set up and monitor…

FTA – Safety Management

The FTA’s James Firth has written an excellent article in this month’s Safety Supplement Magazine around compliance and responsibilities of the Transport Manger. Highlighting the responsibility of companies to insure safe working practices. In Feb 2016 changes were made into sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences and corporate manslaughter. Penalties are based on company…

Direct Vision Standard September Update.

Backwatch Safety Products reported on our weekly updated new page on 30th July that the Mayor of London had plans for an outright ban on all vehicles over 12 tonnes which didn’t meet new Direct Vision Standards (DVS) in 2020. A Star rating was to be introduced around levels of direct vision a driver has…

Review into New Death by Dangerous Cycling Law.

  The review was announced as a result of the recent case where cyclist Charlie Alliston was jailed for eighteen months for knocking over and killing Mrs Kim Briggs in South East London on a fixed-gear bike with no front brakes. Alliston, 20, was cleared of manslaughter but found guilty of causing bodily harm by…

London T-Charge -October

  From Monday 23 October 2017, London will be introducing the Toxicity Charge or T-Charge to ensure vehicles travelling into the city meet exhaust emission standards. Those running trucks regularly into London, the T-Charge will mean little change as levels are set at the same standard as London’s Low Emission Zone (LEZ), that is Euro-4…

DfT announce Funding for Future Fuels and Low Emissions Buses.

The Department for Transport or DfT has announced funding for both development of Future Fuels for Flight and Freight or F4C and Low Emission buses it was reported on the 6th September. The £22 million F4C funding is to promote increased domestic production of advanced low carbon fuels for aviation and HGVs with the intention…