Chapter 8 Compliant Vehicle Leasing

Chapter 8 lease vans

What is Chapter 8?

Chapter 8 is from the Traffic Signs Manual and is a list of specifications of requirement for commercial and work vehicles. It addresses the need for chevron safety markings and lighting on vehicles in order to be safety compliant. Chapter 8 is not yet legislation, but many highway organisations have adopted these guidelines as best practice and will only allow Chapter 8 compliant vehicles onto their work sites.

Do I need to worry about chapter 8 requirements?

Yes, all commercial vehicles need to make sure that they are chapter 8 compliant. This means that if your vehicle will be stopping or in use for work purposes on any highway or high speed road, then the following criteria must be met:
Fluorescent Tape for highway van

Fluorescent Yellow retroreflective striping

not less than 50mm wide along the length of the vehicle or the vehicle should be of a conspicuous colour (white or yellow).
Highway maintenance van

Highway Maintainance Labels

or Motorway Maintenance labeling.
Reflective door strip for chapter 8

Reflective Door Strips

Red reflective tape to all rear facing edges of doors, guardrails and equipment lockers.
Chevrons for chapter 8 van leasing

Reflective Red and Fluorescent Yellow Chevrons

(Standard or Premium Chapter 8 Kits) in a specified layout covering as much of the rear facing portion of the vehicle as possible for vehicle forming part of the roadworks.
chapter 8 fully compliant van

Additional markings

Where rear facing high visibility markings may be obscured by any device mounted on the vehicle (e.g. cherry picker bucket) high visibility markings should also be applied to the face of the device

If you wish to discuss any of the above then please do not hesitate to contact one of our CVC Commercial vehicle experts on Telephone: 01424 863 456 or email
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