Cab and van exterior paintwork

An overview
Internal Inspection
Cab Exterior Body
Cab Exterior Paintwork
Body & Curtains
Windscreen Lens and Lights

Cab and van exterior paintwork

A single line light scratch up to 50mm long and not reaching base material is acceptable

Paintwork worn in areas of high contact, such as grab parts of doors and entrance apertures and steps, is acceptable

Light scuff marks and chips on steel bumpers are acceptable. Integral composite bumpers should be treated as any other panel

Goods vehicles are working vehicles and continual loading and unloading will inevitably cause some deterioration to

the vehicle's load carrying areas and surfaces around access apertures. The acceptable degree of this deterioration will be dependent on the type of operation and the vehicle's age

Repairs to bodywork should always be carried Out to a professional standard and be cosmetically good. It is accepted that totally invisible repairs are not always possible. However, structural strength, load security, water tightness and visual appearance, including colour matching, should all be restored as close as possible to the original

Dry freight box and temperature control bodies

These bodies should be clean and tidy with no water leaks into the interior. They should be free of distortion, cracking and damage and be securely mounted to the chassis

Exterior and interior panels, floors and roofs should be free of un-repaired damage. Any load restraining devices, brackets and straps should be present and fully functional

Light scratching on body sides, raves and rubbing rails, such as that caused by tree branches, is acceptable

Any puncture holes in panels must be professionally repaired

Confirmed water contamination of insulation is unacceptable. Any evidence of swelling or de-lamination of panels is unacceptable

Doors, shutters and movable bulkhead hinges, catches and seals should be in serviceable condition. Some deterioration of surface paintwork, particularly on shutters is acceptable. All rollers should be in place and operate freely

Fridge engines should operate correctly, as should any temperature control or monitoring devices

Drop-side, tipper and platform bodies

Bodies must be free of any holes or gaps where the load could escape

Drop sides and tail boards should all operate correctly and catch securely

Bodies should be free of significant distortion and damage

Tippers should operate correctly

Deterioration of surface paintwork and minor dents in metal panels are acceptable but panels should not be pierced

Bodies should be free of any load residue contamination

Specialised bodywork and ancillary equipment

All specialised bodywork and ancillary equipment must operate satisfactorily and have current statutory certificates in place.This includes cranes and tail

Acceptable

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Tipper body paintwork deteriorated

Not acceptable
 
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Poor body repair

Not acceptable
 
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Poor standard roof repair

Not acceptable
 
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Side panel cracked

Acceptable
 
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Tipper body paintwork deteriorated

Not acceptable
 
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Acceptable

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Minor scrapes and dents in tailboard

Acceptable

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Scrapes and scuffs on body lining panel

Acceptable

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Branch scratches

Acceptable

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Minor dent on tipper body

Acceptable
 
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Minor scrapes and dents in tailboard

Acceptable
 
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Scrapes and scuffs on body lining panel

Wheel rims should be the correct size and type for the vehicle and be free of damage. Some deterioration of the paintwork is acceptable; heavy corrosion is not

Chassis should be free of damage; some deterioration of paintwork and surface corrosion due to normal usage is acceptable

The purpose of lead up ramps on tractor units means they may suffer some minor deformation due to normal wear and tear; this is acceptable

Metal bar type sideguards and rear under-run bars must be securely mounted and be free of distortion and significant damage. Deterioration of the paintwork and surface scrapes and dings are acceptable. Thermoplastic sideguard panels should be maintained to the same standard as other body panels

Fuel tanks should be secure and free of damage and leakage; some deterioration of paintwork is acceptable. Any

repairs should have been carried out to a professional standard but may not be invisible

Wings must be complete and free of any holes or significant damage. Spray suppression flaps should comply with legal requirements. Any repairs should be to a professional standard

All air and electrical connections to trailers must be present, working and in good condition

All other items fitted to chassis including air tanks, battery boxes, cat walks and ancillary equipment should be secure, operational and free of damage

Acceptable

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 Acceptable repair to fuel tank

Acceptable
 
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Minor scrapes and dings in sideguard

Acceptable
 
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Paintwork deteriorated

Acceptable
 
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deterioration rear underrun

Acceptable
 
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Paintwork deterioration

Acceptable
 
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Slight distortion on slide up ramps

Not acceptable
 
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Significant damage to fuel tank

Not acceptable

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Sideguards bent

Not acceptable
 
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Patched wing

Not acceptable
 
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Rips / Tears

Not acceptable
 
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Chasis Twisted

Not acceptable
 
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Chasis bent