This handbook provides up to date rules for drivers of goods vehicles following the introduction of the road traffic act 1974. It describes rules affecting driving, the vehicle, and its use at home and abroad. Laws regarding accidents, driving offences, and vehicle insurance are explained. The heavy goods vehicle driving test is described, permitted driving hours and examples of driving records are given. The laws relating to vehicle operation and the condition of vehicle components are described. Maximum vehicle weights and dimensions are given; the parts of these conditions applying to trailers are examined. The important aspects of the driving of commercial vehicles with reference to the highway code are covered. A chart is provided giving a brief description of rules to follow on international journeys. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Freight Transport Association

    Sunley House Badford Park
    Croydon,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133836
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM