Originally Posted by codprawn
Is it still the case that if you register a HGV as a private vehicle you can drive it on a car licence? I remember a bloke I met before who had a chieftan tank weighing 68 tons and he just had a car licence.
Only if the 5th Wheel is removed and it comes in below 7.5t. The police and Ministry up here are starting to get quite shirty with Fasttracs and Agricultural Tractors and Mogs, especially when they are work on Civil contracts towing 20t dump trailer or moving machinery.
Unless the vehicle is engaged on Agricultural/Horticultural or Forestry work they are wanting it fitted with a Tacho, Running on White, Operators Licence and correct class of LGV licence for the Driver. They also are arguing about Test Certificates for both the unit and Trailer, only problem is that at the moment there is no test class that the units can come under!!.
One local operator has recently been fined £1k with 9 points on his licence. Cheaper to buy a lorry!!