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Van Excellence unanimous in its appeal

13 June 2012

Story from the Freight Transport Association.

The Freight Transport Association's Van Excellence Governance Group is unanimous in its decision to appeal to van manufacturers to supply vehicles with a speed limiter set at 70 miles per hour as a no-cost option.

Following a recent meeting of the group, it was unanimously agreed that, despite recent press reports trailing government plans to increase motorway speed limits to 80mph, manufacturers should be called upon to help play their part in managing van top speeds and to continue to restrict their vans to 70mph.

It was felt by the group that aside from the legal implications, restricting van top speeds would also see significant fuel economy benefits.

Chairman Gary Whittam said, "We find it impossible to justify why any conscientious van operator would allow its vans to operate above the national speed limit."

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