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Old 19-05-12   #11 (permalink)
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Carrying more weight.
MOG or O licence it is then :-)
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MOG or O licence it is then :-)
Landy and trailer?? "multipurpose" vehicle exemption or something I seem to recall reading??
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But I think you need a OP to pull the 3.5 trailer with canter, I could be wrong.
OP Or O licence?

If its licence you don't need one
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I can pull a trailer of gross weight of 3500kg with my canter legally without an operators license.
If your business can warrant a Unimog then go for it but in my situation I will need to still run a 3.5t tipper along side my Mog
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Landy and trailer?? "multipurpose" vehicle exemption or something I seem to recall reading??
You dont need an O licence for a landrover, the exception is for tachograph
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You dont need an O licence for a landrover, the exception is for tachograph
Yes I ment OL not OP, can you pull a 3.5 tonne trailer with a landy without OL???
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I can pull a trailer of gross weight of 3500kg with my canter legally without an operators license.
If your business can warrant a Unimog then go for it but in my situation I will need to still run a 3.5t tipper along side my Mog
Are you sure???

My understanding was that as soon as you tow more than 750KG with a 3.5KG truck you need OL and tacho.
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Im gona double check...
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Are you sure???

My understanding was that as soon as you tow more than 750KG with a 3.5KG truck you need OL and tacho.
I am sure

Vehicles over 3500kg are subject to o licence
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Re: arb vehicle?

As of 4th December 2011 EC Regulation 1071/2009 comes into force, which requires all vehicle/trailer combinations with a combined GVW (towing vehicle GVW + trailer GVW) of over 3500kg used for hire or reward to hold an operators licence. There is still an exemption for operators of vehicles that only carry their own goods in connection with their trade or business.

As now, a tachograph is required for all vehicle/trailers combinations for business use (except a few very specific exemptions).

In summary, if you operate a vehicle/trailer combination with a combined GVW over 3500kg from 4th December you will need:

Private use - Nothing
Business carrying own goods only - Tachograph
Business carrying other people's goods - Tachograph and operators licence

The punishment for operating without an operators licence or tachograph is a 5000 fine and a prohibition order at the roadside with the vehicle and trailer impounded.
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