Towing - Tachographs

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In my Blogs I usually am referring to how the weeks have gone and how time flies.  Well as time has gone by manufacturers are making much better vehicles and some niche vehicles that are being used within the fleet industry such as the Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi L200 and Toyota Hi-lux which are used both within fleet and in the private sector as a SUV. However, what has happened is that the manufacturer has made these vehicle capable to tow large amounts and thus putting these vehicles into the tachograph area for Fleet users (not applicable for private users).  The issue is where do you put the tacho unit?  One question the manufacturers have yet to provide a solution.

Furthermore, as we have seen these vehicles come to market and the manufacturer’s increase their capability as time has gone on we have forgotten that now they seem to have fallen into that trap of tacho legislation.  This mainly falls into 3 vehicle categories –

  • Pick up’s
  • SUV’s
  • Most Vans

It is majorly important that you as fleet operators are aware of your responsibilities, if you think you want some support and a better understanding them please do give me a call and I would be more than happy to support you with this and allow you to stay on the right side of the law.

Contact details – Marcus@Puddyvsolutions.co.uk – 07801 472247