Loading of vehicles

Loading goods securing them for the journey and unloading them safely at the other end are core activities of any fleet operator. Yet unlike many other subject covered in the handbook there is no detailed regulatory framework specifically for these issues. There is however sufficient legislation available for authorities to prosecute an operator for failing to carry loads in a secure manner or to load or unload goods in an unsafe way.

Information on the topics below is available to FTA members by clicking on any available links or by downloading the Loading of vehicles chapter of the Yearbook of Road Transport Law

  • Overloading
  • Enforcement
  • Load security
  • High loads
  • Lorry loader and skip loader operator training
  • CE marking

More information can be found in the Department for Transport Safety of Loads on Vehicles Code of Practice.

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