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
More information can be found in the Department for Transport Safety of Loads on Vehicles Code of Practice.
If you are an FTA member and have a query regarding this topic, or need more information, contact our Member Advice Centre
Some fabulous photos of our very own Director of Global and European Policy, Chris Welch MBE's retirement lunch at… https://t.co/u3aNMY8e1d
Taking place on 20 June, our annual #KBT18 conference is the perfect chance to check your organisation's #Brexit pl… https://t.co/T4drXZMZow
Read up on the progress of the #Apprenticeship Levy, one year on from its launch in the June edition of Freight & L… https://t.co/8Mct7a6wjV
© Copyright 2008-2018 FTA
Freight Transport Association Limited
Registered Office - Hermes House, St John’s Road Tunbridge Wells Kent TN4 9UZ
Registered in England Number 391957.
New to this new-look site?
Use the "Forgotten Password" link below to set a new password for yourself.