This document series describes a generic system for the exchange of data between truck chassis manufacturers and bodywork manufacturers. It applies to commercial vehicles as defined in ISO 3833, having a maximum gross vehicle mass above 3 500 kg.
The process of exchanging product data can involve:
— chassis manufacturer;
— chassis importer;
— chassis dealer;
— one or more bodywork manufacturers; and
— bodywork component suppliers, e.g. manufacturers of demountable bodies, cranes and loading
equipment, tipping equipment.
This document describes the general principles and provides an overview and recommendations to assist the parties implementing BEP codes for their communication process. The recommendations cover different ways to communicate and present the BEP codes. In particular, the application of XML for communication of BEP codes in an unambiguous way is described.