Examples of latest type Ministry and Manufacturer's Plates
'Ministry' and manufacturer's plates are usually located inside
the vehicle cab and on the nearside.
On 'Ministry' and manufacturer's plates there is provision to
show vehicle 'DESIGN WEIGHTS' also 'WEIGHTS NOT TO BE EXCEEDED
IN GREAT BRITAIN' (GB WEIGHTS). In cases where there is not
a 'DESIGN GROSS WEIGHT' shown on a plate then the 'GROSS GB
WEIGHT' is used for brake percentage efficiency calculations.
Some vehicles first used before 1968 may not be fitted with
a 'ministry' plate or a manufacturer's plate displaying gross
weight. The brake percentage efficiency of such vehicles must
be determined by Decelerometer Test - (See Subsection 3.7)
Reproduced from the MOT Inspection Manual by kind permission of
THE VEHICLE INSPECTORATE.