Knowledge Zone

Welcome to the Fraikin ‘knowledge zone’, packed full of advice, expertise and useful links to help you extract the maximum potential from your commercial vehicle fleet.  Check out our new F-Mag too (click on the tab) for more interesting articles from the Fraikin Group.

LONDON – DIRECT VISION STANDARD

The new Direct Vision Standard (DVS) is the first legislation of this kind in the UK, and from 1st March 2021, all goods vehicles over 12 tonnes will need a permit to drive into Greater London. Fraikin have produced a short overview of what is required, by all operators, if vehicles are entering the Greater London area.

Talk to us now if you need to know more about DVS and how it will affect your vehicles.  Get your plans in place so that you are ready for March 2021.

To download the sheet, please click here or via the Guidebooks and Information Sheets section below.

 

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW GUIDEBOOKS & INFORMATION SHEETS

With new legislation affecting the road transport industry being introduced all the time, Fraikin has created a series of short, informative guides that tackle a variety of the most relevant topics.  These guides are independently written and aim to give the reader an overview of the subject concerned, giving the main information points, so that individuals can have a rounded view of the topic.

Please click below to download a digital copy of the information.  If you would like a printed copy of any of the guides, please email –  lorna.mcilroy@fraikin.com.

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Fraikin brought its fleet expertise to the UK in 1978, and today we are one of the country’s largest providers of commercial vehicle contract hire, fleet management and rental. We offer customers a skills base and proven financial stability which we believe is second to none. This allows us to react to even the largest of new business opportunities in a sole supplier role, and with a customer renewal rate which is the envy of our competitors.

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