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New HGV rules phased in from today

Regulations approved in Tynwald last year

New regulations for heavy goods vehicles are being phased in from today.

The new rules will require haulage firms to carry out daily visual checks of their vehicles, and keep strict maintenance records.

On-Island HGV operators will also have to formally register with the Road Transport Licensing committee.

Snow ploughs, gritters, works trucks, farm vehicles and breakdown trucks however, are exempt from the rules.  

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