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

Andy Robinson Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Aug 6 10:09:26 BST 2007


Alex S. wrote:
>Sent: 05 August 2007 6:30 PM
>To: osmtalk
>Subject: [OSM-talk] HGVs (was Re: Speed tagging)
>
>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.

It does, although HGV as a UK definition covers quite a wide range of higher
weight freight vehicles.

Cheers

Andy

Andy Robinson
Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk

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