Carrying a long item in the back of a pickup

What's the legal view of carrying a load in the back of a double cab pickup with the tailgate down ?
I'm interested in a bucket that's 7 ft long, it will be a 200 mile round trip to fetch this bucket, mainly on motorways, and don't fancy hauling a trailer behind me, Ive had a measure of the bed, and with the tailgate down the bucket will be a couple of inches over the rear of the tailgate. If it was local I would do it, but 200 miles of motorway ?
 

Jameshenry

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Cornwall
Just got this from a quick google search from department of transport
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ffukedfarmer

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Location
West Kent
I often have the tailboard down on my truck when carrying bales but I am aware that plod might not be keen as it obscures the number plate. Certainly a lighting board with a plate fitted would keep them happy
 

miniconnect

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Location
Argyll
Must be marked if protruding more than 2 m beyond the vehicle. Been there, had the points... [emoji849]
So I think you'd be alright, if your worried, hang a fluorescent jacket on the end of it.
 

HolzKopf

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Kent&Snuffit
Must be marked if protruding more than 2 m beyond the vehicle. Been there, had the points... [emoji849]
So I think you'd be alright, if your worried, hang a fluorescent jacket on the end of it.

That might take your mind off the bucket hanging out the back but could get a bit sweaty after 200 miles? o_O
 

tepapa

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Livestock Farmer
Location
North Wales
What's the legal view of carrying a load in the back of a double cab pickup with the tailgate down ?
I'm interested in a bucket that's 7 ft long, it will be a 200 mile round trip to fetch this bucket, mainly on motorways, and don't fancy hauling a trailer behind me, Ive had a measure of the bed, and with the tailgate down the bucket will be a couple of inches over the rear of the tailgate. If it was local I would do it, but 200 miles of motorway ?
100miles, that'll take you nearly to Lancaster, across to Birmingham or most of south wales. No motorway to the south so its either east or north.:pompous::pompous:
 

Andrew

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Location
Huntingdon, UK
The overhang is no problem legally. Just make sure numberplate and lights are still clearly visible.
Would have said weight would be the thing to watch, depending on how heavy duty the bucket is.
 

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) recently submitted oral evidence to members of the Stormont Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) committee on the content and potential impact of the Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill (No.2).

This draft legislation was recently introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in conjunction with agriculture minister, Edwin Poots.

“We were accompanied by representatives from a wide range of food industry bodies, including the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters’ Association,the Ulster Farmers’ Union [UFU], Northern...
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