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Driving Temp Handbook
Load safety and overloading


You are bound by law to pay attention to the weight, size and security of your load. Breaking the rules can mean a fine on you personally of up to £5000 for each offence. You must be aware of local regulations affecting where and when you can load and unload.

The weight distribution and securing of a load must be in a way that no danger is caused to other road users. The driver is responsible for the safety of their load. If in doubt, report to the client’s traffic office.

The gross weight must not exceed the vehicles maximum plated limit.