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EU reviews lorry lengths and weight

A European Commission review of lorry weight and dimensions could result in 60 tonne, 25 metre-long lorries appearing on the UK’s roads, a rail freight lobby group is warning.  

Directive 96/53/EC sets the dimensions of vehicles in use between member states and also permits member states to provide derogations from the limits for transport within their own borders.

The Commission says there is now a need to adapt the rules to make road transport more resource-efficient. It...

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