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What’s a skeletal trailer?

A skeletal trailer is a minimal, lightweight metal trailer most commonly designed for transporting containers, although also capable of being used as a hook loader for loading a skip and a number of other specialist applications with the right attachments

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What is a lift axle on a lorry or trailer?

An axle is the way in which weight is transferred from the lorry or trailer to the tyres. Different types of lorries have different numbers of axles. A small box van will have two axles, like a car, whereas an

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Curtainside lorry safety in high winds

A curtainside or tautliner lorry can easily be blown over by a strong gust of wind when it is empty or carrying a very light load. A wind gust over 60mph can put 20-30 tons of pressure on the side

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Merging and lane discipline when driving

Part of what makes driving relatively safe is when other road users drive predictably. Part of being predictable is using a standard set of rules and signals when merging into traffic and when changing lanes. Good lane discipline is partly

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What are refrigerated lorries and trailers (reefers)?

If you need to transport products that require a consistent temperature, a refrigerated truck or trailer is the solution. They have a chiller unit and thermostat which monitors the interior temperature and adjusts it to remain in a window of

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Should you take a short cut through private property to save time?

It’s tempting to cut across a petrol station forecourt to avoid a traffic light, or to quickly nip down a private road between two other streets to avoid taking the longer way around where you might be held up at

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How do you know if you’re going too fast when driving?

Picking the right speed is an important part of driving. There are three concepts: Excessive speed: this is any speed above the speed limit Inappropriate speed: this is any speed below the speed limit, but above or below what is

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