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Why are shipping containers dangerous for lorry drivers to transport?

A lorry’s stability relies on the centre of gravity being as low as possible. The lower the centre of gravity, the less likely it is to tip over while cornering. Rollover accidents are very common for truck drivers. When loading

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Types of drawbar trailer coupling damage and how to stop it happening

A drawbar trailer is a convenient way to extend the cargo capacity of a rigid truck when required, without having to constantly pull a half-empty semitrailer. Drawbar trailers have a specific method to couple them with the towing vehicle (this

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What is a drawbar trailer?

There are two main types of heavy trailers: a semitrailer and a drawbar trailer. A drawbar trailer is a self-supporting, unpowered trailer which has at least one axle at either end of the trailer. The front axle is connected to

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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 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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What are lateral protection devices and side underrun protection?

Lorry bodies sit high off the ground and this means that vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists can more easily fall under the rear wheels of a trailer or lorry if they hit or are hit by

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How to tow a horse float

Compared to towing a trailer with goods in, towing a horse float is more difficult. Horses are unstable, top-heavy, and you need to consider them when you drive to ensure that you don’t injure them. When the horse moves, you

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