Faqs / Regulations
What is GSR2 And How Does It Affect You?
New GSR2 regulations impact safety features and classifications for vans & HGVs (N & O categories). Get answers to key questions about mandatory & optional features, reclassification potential, and cost considerations.
What are the main HGV regulations I need to be aware of?
The HGV industry is heavy regulated and you can find a number of links below to key regulatory documents.
Legally, What Is The Biggest Trailer?
Trailer dimensions follow Road Vehicles (Construction In Use) 1986. LSTs allowed up to 15.65m. LHVs under consideration, not yet legal in the UK.
Mandatory laden brake testing will be enforced from 1 Jan 2023
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is today reminding vehicle operators that most goods vehicles and trailers will have to be appropriately laden for their annual test from 1 January 2023 onwards.
What payload weight can I carry on a trailer?
Trailer payload depends on GVW. UK max is 44,000kgs; Europe varies with axles. Example: 44t GVW = 28,000kgs payload. Consider TARE weight for accurate calculations.
When is my first trailer MOT due?
First trailer examination mandated by Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) Regulations 1988 within one year from sale or supply. Ensure compliance for regulatory adherence.