How to safely transport items on top of vehicles

The requirements for carrying items on top of vehicles, and how to order the code of practice which covers the safest ways to do this.


Safety of loads

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Safety advice on carrying loads on vehicles and link to Department for Transport code of practice on carrying loads.

Published 1 April 2009