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Below you will find some useful terms and abbreviations used within the Trucking Industry.

Useful HGV Terms


RSA
Road Safety Authority


CPC
Certificate of Professional Commpetence


DTT
Driver Theory Test


CVRT
Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Test


MAM
Maximum Authorised Mass


ABS
Anti-lock braking system


Artic
Abreviation for Articulated Vehicle (Category CE)


Tractor Unit
The tractor unit serves as a method of moving trailers


Suzies
Abbreviated term for suspended lines that carry power
and compressed air from the truck to the trailer.


Exhaust Brake
Slows a diesel engine by closing off the exhaust path


Fifth Wheel
Connector on Tractor-Unit that provides link to Trailer King Pin


Anderson Plug
Popular name for Electrical Auxillarys on Trailer


Hiab
Popular manufacturer Lorry Loader Crane


Moffett Mounty
Popular name for a Truck Mounted Forklift


Wagon and Drag
Rigid Truck towing a Draw Bar Trailer


TIR
Stands for "Transports Internationaux Routiers" or "International Road Transports"


Tachograph
A device fitted to a vehicle that automatically records its speed, distance
driving hours and rest periods











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