[Tagging] Specifying maxweight, when different weight limits are signed

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Wed Jan 6 10:59:42 UTC 2016


On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 7:51 AM, Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:

> Looking at the photo in the original post, it looks like the categories
> are a bit more specific than "hgv" - possibly articulated/semitrailers vs.
> drawbar trailers, possibly based on the number of axles. What is the
> proper/legal defintion of the vehicle categories that the symbols represent?
>
Typical layout would be for goods vans, then single-trailer hgv, then
multiple trailer hgv and road trains.

> Don't know if such a thing exists in the US but in Europe we sometimes see
> a limit on the weight-per-axle. Close-coupled axles (with minimal distance
> between the wheels/axles) are counted as a single axle.
>
There's sometimes per-axle weights as well.
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