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June : Definition and License code required for Haulage Tractors

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2 June, 2015

Definition and License code required for Haulage Tractors


  • The driver needs a code B - it was originally published as a EC but the DOT changed the provision before publication.
  • The driver will need a PRDP (public driving permit) - the vehicle is a goods vehicle and has a GVM of more than 3 500 kg
  • Max GCM of 48 tons - if it has a single drive axle
  • Max speed 40km/h - slow speed brakes
  • Flashing amber lights visible from front and rear of the vehicle
  • Steering axle min. axle mass load must be greater than 15% of the tractor GCM
  • Annual road worthiness - goods vehicle over 3 500 kg

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