Q I am told by my transport manager that should not
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pull a trailer over 28ft in length with my Bedford KM attic which has a gross vehicle weight of 22 tons. I think I can legally operate with a trailer up to the maximum permitted vehicle length provided I do not exceed my maximum gross weight. Can you please tell me which of us is correct?
A So far as regulations are concerned P-s you are correct. Provided you do not exceed the maximum plated weight you can operate up to 49ft 2.6in. overall length. If with any particular trailer the distance between the centrelines of the front and the rearmost axles of the outfit is less than 18ft, the maximum gross weight at which you can operate is 20 tons.