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    • Stephen4425
    • By Stephen4425 14th May 18, 2:43 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 2:43 PM
    Auto Transport Industry 14th May 18 at 2:43 PM
    Is It good to start auto shipping business with two trucks?
    I have a truck and thinking to buy Flatbed Trailer , need sincere3 opinions.
    Thanks
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    • Herzlos
    • By Herzlos 14th May 18, 3:40 PM
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    Probably not, if that's the extent of your planning. You're thinking of shipping cars in which country?
    • lockedout69
    • By lockedout69 14th May 18, 4:20 PM
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    Better to start auto shipping business with two trucks than it would be with four microwave ovens (and no trucks) for instance.

    Hth
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 15th May 18, 12:45 PM
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    Is It good to start auto shipping business with two trucks?
    I have a truck and thinking to buy Flatbed Trailer , need sincere3 opinions.
    Thanks
    Originally posted by Stephen4425
    Do you have an operators license if they're >3.5 tonne? If you're running transit van type vehicles or even a 4x4 type truck/offroader, something like a Ford Ranger/Mitsubishi Landcruiser/Vauxhall Frontera etc once you put a trailer on and the total plated weight of the vehicle and trailer exceed 3.5 tonnes you will need to have the vehicle fitted with a tachograph, the drivers will need to use a tachograph when towing the trailer even if it is empty and they will need to comply with all EU drivers hours regulations. As the operator you will need to comply with all duties in respect to tachographs including analysis and record keeping.
    • Johno100
    • By Johno100 15th May 18, 12:50 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 12:50 PM
    Do you have an operators license if they're >3.5 tonne? If you're running transit van type vehicles or even a 4x4 type truck/offroader, something like a Ford Ranger/Mitsubishi Landcruiser/Vauxhall Frontera etc once you put a trailer on and the total plated weight of the vehicle and trailer exceed 3.5 tonnes you will need to have the vehicle fitted with a tachograph, the drivers will need to use a tachograph when towing the trailer even if it is empty and they will need to comply with all EU drivers hours regulations. As the operator you will need to comply with all duties in respect to tachographs including analysis and record keeping.
    Originally posted by Tarambor
    Given the language used in the OP I suspect he/she will not be impacted by UK or (I'd hazard a guess) EU regulations.
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