Originally Posted by Rogue Wave
If it's in good nick then it's not a problem is it.
Thats true, our trailer had the usual daily check carried out by the driver with no defects reported on the sheet however the Ministry man went over the thing for about 45 mins and found a small (less than 20mm) hairline crack in the handbrake operating lever.
The crack was in an area of about 100mm wide and not noticable during a normal walk round check-you had to go under the thing to see it so not really the drivers fault.
IMHO it did not effect the safe operation of the unit but hey it was cracked none the less.
We got off quite lightly from what the driver was told, he had already put another trailer off the road that was being used by a private car to take rubbish to the coup for a crack in the side runner light.
Incidendtly the lorry that was pulling it passed the check with no defects so it not all bad
Im really not to bothered by it, just another load of crap being flung onto the easy targerts, anyway must go and get all my paperwork in order as I have a visit from the Scottish Executive tomorrow to check over the fields