[OSM-talk] HGVs (was Re: Speed tagging)

Alex S. maps at swavely.com
Sun Aug 5 18:30:19 BST 2007

Alex Mauer wrote:
> Andy Armstrong wrote:
>> On 4 Aug 2007, at 00:03, Alex Mauer wrote:
>>> Doesn't "lorry" cover stepvans, (http://www.walkinvan.com/ ) and
>>> "Luton body" vehicles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luton_body )
>>> which are often used as moving vans (http://www.uhaul.com/trucks/ )
>>> as well?  I assume the latter would fall under "goods" otherwise...
>>>I'm very unclear where that line is.
>> In the UK HGV is a legal classification. If a vehicle is classified
>> as an HGV you need a special licence to drive it.
> Right, but are the listed vehicle types classified as HGVs?

I assume "HGV" fits to the legal definition of heavy truck in the US - 
26,000+ lbs or any vehicle with a 10,000+ lbs trailer.

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