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The case for longer semi-trailers doesn’t stack up

Philippa Edmunds Campaign for Better Transport London N1
13 October 2017
 

The assumptions for economic, safety and environmental improvements using 7ft longer semi-trailers rely on the same misguided arguments used in the past. It has previously been suggested that each increase in lorry weights and dimensions would result in fewer but bigger, fuller trucks on the roads.

Consultant Risk Solutions should be analysing the usage and loading patterns of existing lorries to find out what will happen in real life if these longer semi-trailers are allowed in general...

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