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Case Study 105

Adam is the owner operator of an flat bed rigid lorry with a gross vehicle weight of 26,250kg.  His main contract is carrying steel drums made by a local engineering firm.

Each steel drum weighs 500kg and their are 4 drums on each pallet.  The drums are secured on his flat bed vehicle by chains and ratchet straps.

105Adam starts work at 08:00am carries out his vehicle checks and starts driving at 08:30am.  It is a five hour drive to his destination.

The kerbside weight of Adam’s truck is 8,000kg, it is 4.2 metres high and he is driving under EU rules.