Truck weight to rise to 48 tonnes – for intermodal triallists only

The Department for Transport’s (DfT) is proposing a limited trial of a higher, 48-tonne weight limit for trucks in intermodal operations. Recalling the higher limit for intermodal operations in the last century, before the current blanket 44-tonne limit was introduced, trucks would have to have six axles and the trial would be limited to specific operators. Vehicles would also have to comply with existing constrains of the current road infrastructure, such ... [+]

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