Large Goods Vehicles

Department for Transport written question – answered on 24th April 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Randerson Baroness Randerson Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, as part of their decision to extend the trial of longer lorries on UK roads for a further five years, they will take specific account of the impact of those lorries on the non-strategic road network.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Many of the effects of longer semi-trailers (LSTs), such as the overall reduction in journeys compared to normal length semi-trailers, are assessed across the whole network. LSTs are mainly operating on trunking journeys, but need ready access to depots, supplier sites and larger retail sites, in many cases near, but not on, motorways or trunk roads. There is ongoing work being carried out about where the LSTs operate, including their use on urban roads.

The vehicles have the same weight limits as normal length semi- trailers. They are no longer than some lorries drawing full trailers allowed in general circulation.

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