Test Tips, ‘The Trailer’ used for a DVSA car and trailer (B+E) driving test
Rules for the trailer used on the test…
The trailer you use and the load it carries must meet certain rules.
Your test will be cancelled and you’ll have to pay again if a trailer or its load doesn’t meet the DVSA rules.
The trailer you use must:
Be a closed box body, such as a horsebox
Be ‘around’ the same width and height as the car – you ‘must’ only be able to see to the rear by using external mirrors, and ‘not’ through the rear window
Have a maximum authorised mass (MAM) of at least 1,000kg – you need proof to show the examiner, for example, the manufacturer’s plate
The MAM is the limit on how much the trailer can weigh when it’s loaded.
Rules about the load
The trailer must carry a load of at least 600kg. The combined weight of the trailer and load must be at least 800kg as a minimum.
The load must be ‘secured safely’ inside the trailer. Your test will be ‘cancelled’ if it isn’t.
The load can be either:
Bagged aggregates weighing at least 600kg, for example, sand, stone chippings or gravel (but not toxic materials)
A 600 litre or 1,000 litre intermediate bulk container, completely full of water
Intermediate bulk containers are industrial containers for transporting liquids. They’re made from semi-transparent plastic and are usually reinforced with a wire frame.
Bags of aggregate
Each bag of aggregate must:
Weigh at least 10kg, but typically 20kg, (all bags must weigh the same)
Have the weight clearly marked on it
You can also use a single bag if it weighs 600kg or 1,000kg.
Water in containers:
Water must be in an intermediate bulk container. The examiner must be able to see that it is full.
MY TRAILER AND VEHICLE MEETS ALL THESE SPECIFICATIONS