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Place first load close to lorry headboard
The first load should normally be placed next to the headboard of the lorry. VOSA produced a matrix in the middle of 2012 which shows how far loads may be away from the headboard depending on the load. More details here.
Note: Different rules apply if the trailer is unsupported.