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DfT cancels heavier lorries trial after operator apathy

Rhodri Clark
17 October 2023
 

The DfT has revealed that a planned trial of heavier maximum weight limits for lorries carrying intermodal freight has been cancelled due to apathy among road haulage operators.

Heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) carrying intermodal road/rail freight have a lower maximum payload weight than HGVs carrying road-only freight, due to the higher weight of the rail container and specialised trailer compared with a standard curtain-sided HGV.

In November 2020 the DfT opened a consultation on a possible...

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