[Tagging] gross weight - conclusions & changes

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Mon Jul 1 11:59:28 UTC 2013


The UK Government seem to think an HGV starts at 3.5t GVW, not 7.5t.
By those standards, hgv=no is not a correct transposition of the sign
with a lorry+weight(7.5t) symbol. Nor is maxweight=7.5 (I think) because
it only applies to goods vehicles - not buses/coaches for example
(correct me if I'm wrong!) 

I also get the impression that a
semitrailer is considered part of the towing vehicle whereas a drawbar
trailer is considered a separate vehicle. 

Found this concise document:


On 2013-07-01 13:28, Philip Barnes wrote: 

> On Mon,
2013-07-01 at 13:03 +0200, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>> 7.5t gross
weight or actual loaded weight? Does this include trailers?
> It is
gross weight, a vehicle with a gross weight of more than 7.5t
> being
regarded as a HGV.
> Phil (trigpoint)
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