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Wednesday 7th October 2020

The well-proven combination of Mercedes-Benz trucks and gritting bodywork by Econ will be keeping Worcestershire’s roads open this winter. Local Dealer group Rygor Commercials has supplied three new-generation Mercedes-Benz Arocs 2630Ks with ground-breaking MirrorCam technology instead of conventional mirrors, and…

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New Heavy Vehicle Scrappage Scheme Launched

Wednesday 30th September 2020

A new heavy vehicle scrappage scheme has been announced in an effort to clean up London's air pollution. The scheme will offer small businesses and charities with heavy vehicles a £15,000 grant to replace or retrofit older vehicles if it…

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Could your farm be better off after the O Licence regulation changes?

Friday 11th May 2018

From 20th May 2018, those who operate tractors to haul goods and produce on the public highway may be required to apply for an Operator Licence. Alongside this, tractors operating on the road will be required to undergo DVSA road worthiness testing, and drivers will be subjected to driver’s hours rules – meaning tractors may need to retro fit tachographs.

With these monumentous changes to the agricultural haulage regulations, many farmers are exploring other vehicles as a way to make their farms more efficient and cost effective.

Follow our simple flow diagrams below to see if you are affected by these changes*.

If you currently transport non-agricultural goods with a tractor capable of over 40kph and travel over 15 miles, another vehicle – such as a Unimog – might be a more attractive proposition.

The Unimog’s higher speed and superior fuel consumption make sense when you’re considering saving costs. Jobs in the field can be completed quicker, meaning more can be done in a day and you’re able to move onto the next job sooner. Visit our Unimog for Agriculture page to find out more.

Unimog agricuture haulage

*Although other exemptions are available, these diagrams cover the most popular exemptions. Click here for the full list of exemptions. You should seek further information to make sure you are able to drive on the public highway or not prior to hauling both agricultural and non-agricultural items.