The government’s proposal to increase the maximum weight of HGVs to 48 tonnes is being seen as a positive move towards greener road haulage. It will also help progress the conversation about how the logistics sector reduces its carbon emissions and costs. The introduction of longer trailers would certainly reduce the number of commercial vehicles on UK roads – a positive step for the environment. It would also bring a number of business benefits including an increase in road freight so truck drivers are able to move goods to their end destinations quickly and more efficiently. Currently, UK lorries can be up to 13.6 metres in length and 44 tonnes. The new proposed length would see trailers of up to 15.6 metres, weighing up to 48 tonnes. Each year, HGVs on UK roads clock up a staggering 17....[Read More]
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