What happens when your typical 4x4 pick up or twin cab becomes liable for a tacho graph...


I have been very remiss in blogging and over the last couple of months I have had the pleasure of reviewing new vehicles and in particular the new Toyota Hi Lux. As we all know manufacturers are making much better vehicles and some niche vehicles that are being used within the fleet industry such as the Ford Ranger, New Mitsubishi L200 and Nissan Navara 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 vehicles capable to tow large amounts and thus putting these vehicles into the tacho area for Fleet users (not applicable for private users). The issue is where do you put the tachograph 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 and towing capacity 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