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DfT consults on 48-tonne lorry trial

Freight

13 November 2020
 

The dft is consulting on plans to trial  48 tonne lorries – four tonnes heavier than the current maximum.  

The consultation was launched  this week alongside another on permitting universal use of longer-semi trailers (LSTs), two metres longer than conventional trailers.

The weight increase from 44 to 48 tonnes for six-axle vehicles would be trialled on about ten routes cleared by the owners of structures such as bridges. 

Vehicles would be restricted to approved...

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