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Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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4.—(1) The drawing vehicle and trailer must each be carrying a relevant receptacle as part of a combined transport operation, each such receptacle being on a journey—

(a)to a railhead from which the relevant receptacle is, as part of the operation, to be transported in a relevant manner by railway pursuant to a relevant contract made before the journey began;

(b)from a railhead to which the relevant receptacle has, as part of the operation, been transported in a relevant manner by railway; or

(c)to a harbour from which the relevant receptacle is, as part of the operation, to be transported by sea pursuant to a relevant contract made before the journey began; or

(d)from a harbour to which the relevant receptacle has, as part of the operation, been transported by sea.

(2) There must be carried in the cab of the drawing vehicle a document or documents—

(a)if the vehicle is on a journey to a railhead, specifying the railhead, the date the relevant contract was made and the parties thereto;

(b)if the vehicle is on a journey from a railhead, specifying the railhead and the date and time at which the receptacles were collected from that railhead;

(c)if the vehicle is on a journey to a harbour, specifying the harbour, the date the relevant contract was made and the parties thereto; and

(d)if the vehicle is on a journey from a harbour, specifying the harbour and the date and time at which the receptacles were collected from that harbour.

5.  The following conditions must be satisfied in relation to the drawing vehicle, namely—

(a)it complies with the relevant braking requirement;

(b)every driving axle not being a steering axle is fitted with twin tyres; and

(c)either every driving axle is fitted with road friendly suspension or no axle has an axle weight exceeding 8,500 kg.

6.—(1) The motor vehicle and trailer must have a total of at least 6 axles.

(2) The total laden weight of the motor vehicle and trailer must not exceed 44,000 kg.

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