Anyone with a car transporter or trailer

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Knighton Group

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Can people comment who has a car transporter or trailer And wanting to transport cars

Need some work doing asap

regards

Bennetts Distribution

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Try andys recovery 07516618111 based in north west

SMH

1871

Make sure they have an o'licence as well if there pulling a car trailer for h/r

Knighton Group

1037
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Wow there pricy 600 odd quid

Knighton Group

1037
Original Poster

Do you need 0'licence if you have a beavertail truck?

021 SAMEDAY

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Pull the trailer with a "Dual Purpose Vehicle" (Disco or 3500 kg rated double cab pickup and all you need is the tachograph...

Knighton Group

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Original Poster

Do you need 0'licence if you have a beavertail truck?

RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

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24h Distribution UK said:


Do you need 0'licence if you have a beavertail truck?

No disrespect to ANY member on here, but why would you not ask DVLA or RHA who would give you a definitive answer?

Ignorance or poor advice is no excuse if breaking the law!

M & P Express

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24h Distribution UK said:


Do you need 0'licence if you have a beavertail truck?

If the truck is plated over 3490kgs then yes. You can tow with a 'dual purpose vehicle', and if the towing vehicle is under 2020kgs then no tacho is required.

What do you need moving and where from/to?

Knighton Group

1037
Original Poster

I got loads of cars that need moving

M & P Express

290

So what was £600 odd?

Knighton Group

1037
Original Poster

The licence i googled it

ATM Logistics

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24h Distribution UK said:


Do you need 0'licence if you have a beavertail truck?

Whats a type of vehicle got to do with it? The plated GVW is the issue.

Anything over 3.5t, and that includes a vehicle towing a trailer with a GTW over 3.5t which will pretty much mean anything towing a car needs an o-license and tacho, unless it is a dual purpose vehicle under 2040kg kerb weight.

These facts are all widely available from DVSA if you look...

Knighton Group

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i have read up on this now and on a normal b licence you can tow anything upto 3.5 ton including towing vehicle So a transit 1.5ton aframe or tow dolly and a vehicle weight of 1.2tons your not over and you can tow it

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021 SAMEDAY said:


Pull the trailer with a "Dual Purpose Vehicle" (Disco or 3500 kg rated double cab pickup and all you need is the tachograph...

A single cab 4x4 would also meet the definition, a dual purpose vehicle is a 4x4 or one that meets the longer list of requirements such as the two rows of seating, rear window etc.

Knighton Group

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Also the load cant be more than 2.5 meters wide and more than 7 meters long

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24h Distribution UK said:


i have read up on this now and on a normal b licence you can tow anything upto 3.5 ton including towing vehicle So a transit 1.5ton aframe or tow dolly and a vehicle weight of 1.2tons your not over and you can tow it

No you can't!

The weight refers to the GVW, not the kerb weight!

You need a B+E if the towing vehicle is 3.5t max, C1+E if towing vehicle is 3.5t+. And any combination will require a tacho, and O-license (if not a dual purpose).

Also, you cannot tow on a dolly unless it has a separate braking mechanism to operate the brakes on the towed car.(including a person actually operating the brakes in a towed car)

Drivers R Us (midlands) LTD

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You cant tow none insured or taxed vehicles on a A-frame or dolly all wheels have to be off the floor. Also I think a frames and dollys cant be used for transportation only recovery. Its all to do with breaked trailers if it was to get away it would continue to drive and as the car becomes a trailer with an a frame or dolly it has to be braked over 600kg I think. Basically you need a car transporter trailer.

Knighton Group

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So I can tow upto 3.5ton combined weight but only with a trailer So So I can tow cars on my licence

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24h Distribution UK said:


So I can tow upto 3.5ton combined weight but only with a trailer So So I can tow cars on my licence

The combined weight is the GVW, which on a Transit will be 3.5t in itself in most cases, the lowest you can get would be 2640, and that has a GTW (the max itself and a trailer can be) of 3.5t, meaning you can tow a trailer weighing just under a tonne, no good for towing cars...

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Drivers R Us (midlands) LTD said:


You cant tow none insured or taxed vehicles on a A-frame or dolly all wheels have to be off the floor. Also I think a frames and dollys cant be used for transportation only recovery. Its all to do with breaked trailers if it was to get away it would continue to drive and as the car becomes a trailer with an a frame or dolly it has to be braked over 600kg I think. Basically you need a car transporter trailer.

That's not correct, a towed vehicle is a trailer of the towing vehicle, as long as it is braked in itself and wears the reg plates of the towing vehicle. If you look at the camper owners who do it correctly, you will see small cars that have a mechanism operating the cars brakes and the reg of the camper on the back. The amount of people I see towing cars with cars on a standard dolly is worrying.

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The weight refers to the GVW, not the kerb weight

24hr, you seem to be failing to understand this basic concept of weights. Surely as a transport business owner this is the basics?

GVW - the max weight the vehicle can be including its load GTW - the max weight of the vehicle including its load a trailer Kerb weight - what it actually weighs

What Transit weighs 1.5t anyway?

Knighton Group

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It was examples not actuals i am trying to find out if i can tow cars on my licence with a dolly or trailer i have a normal b licence

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

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as mentioned you need an "E" on the end of a category to tow, different cats for different size of vehicles, which will limit you to weight ie 750kg, anything more than that you will have to take a hgv test.. On that note, you will have to look at the vin of the vehicle to see what it's tow limit is by working out its kerb weight from total weight, plus braked trailers etc VOSA are pretty hot on this sort of thing... Then theirs the law on tachographs, and filling in correctly, plus using it for driving, working and resting.. And of course manually filling it in on the rear.. It's a minefield.

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24h Distribution UK said:


It was examples not actuals i am trying to find out if i can tow cars on my licence with a dolly or trailer i have a normal b licence

Well no, as I've stated numerous times!

A E Delivery

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Id question the £600 thing, do you know its a requirement to have 3 months worth of funds in your account or something like £7500 in cash ( not credit availability )

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