Month: March 2015

HGV speed limit changes in England and Wales

From 6 April 2015, the speed limit for HGVs travelling on single and dual carriageways in England and Wales will be increased.

Following consultation and announcements made last year, the national speed limits for HGVs over 7.5 tonnes, travelling on a single carriageway will increase from 40mph to 50mph. The speed limit for HGVs over 7.5 tonnes, travelling on dual carriageways will increase from 50mph to 60mph.

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New rules for FORS logo usage

From 1 May 2015 if you are displaying the FORS logo you must use the version which incorporates your FORS ID number and their accreditation status of bronze, silver or gold.  Usage of the generic logo without the FORS ID or which incorporates the Transport for London logo is to cease from 30 April 2015.

Clients specifying FORS through contracts have been advised only to require FORS logos which includes the unique ID.  Failure to display the right logo may result in rejection from site as it is a misrepresentation of the FORS logo, referenced in Section 2.7 of the FORS Standard.

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