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Q:

Do I need a tachograph to tow a trailer?

A:

Is the vehicle used for hire or reward, or carrying goods?

No? You don't need one.

Yes? Read on.

Is the maximum allowed weight more than 3500kg?

No? You don't need one.

Yes? Read on.

Is the maximum weight of the vehicle plus trailer over 3500kg?

Then generally, you need a tachograph. 

Vehicles with a permitted Gross Mass in excess of 3,500kg are now required by European Law to obey EU Drivers Hours and Tachograph Law if the vehicle is used in connection with “hire and reward”(business use).

Find out more here: http://www.fleetnews.co.uk/fleet-management/fleet-legislation-do-you-need-a-tachograph-if-you-tow-for-your-business-you-do/37588/

Source: NTTA

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