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Freight (Road & Rail), All of UK

Ladyman rejects longer, heavier lorry trials but leaves door ajar

Transport minister Stephen Ladyman this week refused applications for trials of heavier and longer lorries on Britain's roads but left the door ajar to their use in the future, subject to the results of further analysis.

The decision affects applications made by two road hauliers to trial on the public highway new vehicle designs exceeding the current maximum permitted weight of 44 tonnes and length of 18.75 metres (LTT 18 Aug).

Denby Transport's application was for its 25.25 metre long...

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