Guide to tipper stability

The incidence of tipper vehicles and trailers overturning when their bodies are raised has been of concern to the road transport industry for a significant period of time. The most common incidents involve vehicles falling over sideways when discharging a load. There is currently no British or European recognised design standard which tipper truck manufacturers or body builders can use to ensure the integrity and stability of tipper trucks during operation. As a consequence, this IRTE Guide to Tipper Stability is essentially a performance standard that sets out specific stability performance criteria to be met by end tipping vehicles. The primary aim of the guide is to inform operators and other interested parties of issues relating to the safe daily operation of tipping vehicles and trailers. Testing a vehicle to a predetermined level is used to demonstrate a technical standard and tipping at such high angles is not recommended.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Operations Engineers. Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE)


    Society of Operations Engineers. Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE)

  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

Media Info

  • Edition: 2nd ed
  • Pagination: 16p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01386023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 7:29PM