FTA VIS users 86% less likely to suffer serious brake defects

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 13:30
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FIGURES: VIS 86% better

Members of the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) are 86% less likely to have serious brake defects compared to VOSA checks, figures have revealed.

Data compiled via FTA’s Gateway management information system found freight operators using VIS operate to higher standards of compliance across their fleet.

David Wylie, Head of VIS, said: “FTA’s research figures demonstrate how those FTA members that use our VIS are significantly more compliant in a number of key safety critical areas compared to those stopped by VOSA and issued with a prohibition.

“Whether it be to have their preventative maintenance inspection (PMI’s) carried out, or their maintenance contractor audited, the message is clear – those using FTA’s VIS can rest assured that are far more compliant.” 

Image courtesy of Highways Agency, with thanks.

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