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Trailer load security

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The NFU has received reports from members that enforcement action has been taken against drivers hauling various types of load, including grain, because trailers were not sheeted.

Farm Safety and Transport Adviser Thomas Price explains the law in more detail:

What is the law?

In general terms the law is that loads need to be secured when they are transported.

Regulation 100 (2) of the Road Vehicles Construction and Use Regulations 1986 requires that:

‘The load carried by a motor vehicle or trailer shall at all times be so secured, if necessary by physical restraint other than its own weight, and be in such a position, that neither danger nor nuisance is likely to be caused to any person or property by reason of the load or any part thereof falling or being blown from the vehicle or by reason of any other movement of the load or any part thereof in relation