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British Trade Association Seeks Regulation on Volumetric Concrete Mixers

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The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has urged the United Kingdom government to end the loopholes that enable volumetric concrete mixers to sidestep HGV regulations. The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued two consultations proposing that volumetrics are brought within the scope of Operator (O) Licences and are required to undertake regular roadworthiness testing. The DfT also proposes to end the distortion whereby volumetrics currently operate to weight limits significantly higher than HGVs (a four axle HGV, such as a ready mixed concrete truck mixer, has a maximum gross weight of 32 t, whereas volumetrics often operate at 40 to 45 t).  MPA supports these proposals and has urged the government to implement them as soon as possible.

Source: A March 6 posting on Read more.

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