The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has launched the sixth edition of its popular Towing and the Law Guide that helps businesses and individuals to stay on the right side of the law when towing anything weighing up to 3.5 tonnes.
Available since the late 1950s, the regularly updated publication has sold more than 300,000 copies in the last 10 years alone, catering for those towing anything from a trailer or caravan to a horse box or boat.
“SMMT’s Towing and the Law publication has a proven track record of success with hundreds of thousands of people using it to stay legal in their business and leisure towing activities,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “The SMMT website offers a host of facts, figures, advice and guidance on topics ranging from towing to electric vehicles, providing detailed industry knowledge to motorists and businesses across the UK.”
The booklet includes a new, easy to follow guide to ensure drivers hold the correct licences and a revised presentation of the information about tachograph use. In addition to these updated sections, the new 36-page booklet covers crucial ‘need to know’ subjects from towing in Europe and the various types of coupling, to essential safety points such as the use of breakaway cables and correct tyre pressures.
Only available in hard copy, the sixth edition costs just £6.00 plus postage and packing (£3.50 for SMMT members).
To order a copy of the latest SMMT Towing and the Law Guide, go tp http://www.smmt.co.uk/reports-publications.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the UK. It supports the interests of the UK automotive industry at home and abroad, promoting a united position to government, stakeholders and the media.
The automotive industry is a vital part of the UK economy accounting for £40 billion turnover and £8.5 billion value added. With over 700,000 jobs dependent on the industry, it accounts for more than 10% of total UK exports and invests £1 billion each year in R&D. In the last 10 years, huge strides have been made to reduce the environmental impact of its products throughout the life cycle. Since 2000, improvements in production processes mean energy used to produce vehicles is down 28%, water use is has been cut by 34% and 73% less waste enters landfill sites. Average new car tailpipe CO2 emissions have also been slashed and are down 17% compared to 10 years ago. For more details, see SMMT’s 12th Annual Sustainability Report and Motor Industry Facts at www.smmt.co.uk/publications.