Project: A comparison of National Construction Standards for North American and Japanese Trucks and Trailers of less than 10,000 lbs GVW with the requirements of the proposed new GB Approval Scheme - Phase 3

Reference: S0412/V6

Last update: 19/12/2008 13:13:46

Objectives

The objective of phases 3 was to ascertain whether the national construction standards of North America and Japan for category N1, N2, O1 and O2 were compliant with the GB national schemes and therefore, whether they should be accepted under the terms of the Mutual Recognition Agreement.

Description

Phase 3 covered the national construction standards of Canada and the USA for trucks and trailers with a GVW of less than 10,000 lbs and the national construction standards of Japan for trucks with a GVW of less than 10,000 lbs.
The objective of this phase was to ascertain the compliance of North American national certification requirements for trucks and trailers of less than 10,000 lbs GVW, and the compliance of Japanese national approval requirements for trucks of less than 10,000 lbs GVW with the draft proposed GB scheme.
The analysis showed that as the majority of requirements relating to the different vehicle systems are not compliant trucks and trailers less than 10,000 lbs GVW entering the UK from North America and Japan should be subjected to an Approval under the draft proposed GB scheme.

Contractor(s)

MIRA Ltd
Watling Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 0TU
+44 (0)2476 355000

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £18,000.00

Actual start date: 19 April 2007

Actual completion date: 01 January 2008

Publication(s)

A comparison of National Construction Standards for North America and Japanese Trucks and Trailers, of less than 10,000 lbs GVW, with the requirements of the draft proposals for a new GB Approval Scheme
Author: MIRA
Publication date: 26/10/2007
More information: Phase 3 Project Report No: 1008597-003-01