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Distance-based lorry charging would level the playing field for rail freight

Philippa Edmunds Freight on Rail manager
08 December 2017

 

We need to talk about freight and in particular managing road freight transport more efficiently. Heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) only accounted for 5.1 per cent of overall road traffic, doing 17.2 billion vehicles miles in 2016. But they have a disproportionate impact on the road network and other road users because of their scale and weight. For example, in busy road conditions they can take up the space of four passenger car units after their extra braking and manoeuvrability space is allowed...

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