SMMT Publications

Trailer Towing Guidance and the Law

Eleventh Edition

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) launched the eleventh edition of its popular Trailer Towing Guidance and the Law Guide that helps businesses and individuals to stay on the right side of the law when towing anything weighing up to 3,500kg.

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 Trailer Towing Guidance 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. SMMT’s website also 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 an easy to follow guide to ensure drivers hold the correct licences as well as 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. It also contains useful information on buying and insuring a trailer and the carriage of passengers.

Only available in hard copy, the tenth edition costs just £6.00 plus postage and packing (£3.50 for SMMT members).


SMMT member price: £3.50 – Please contact to obtain an SMMT member discount code.

Non-member price: £6.00