Large Goods Vehicles

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 24 May 2022.

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Photo of Sarah Olney Sarah Olney Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will set out the changes to maximum weight of lorries allowed on UK roads since 1992; and the years in which such changes were made.

Photo of Trudy Harrison Trudy Harrison Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The maximum vehicle weight for HGV’s was increased in 1993 to 35 tonnes (from 32.5); in 1994 to 38 tonnes; in 1999 to 41 tonnes and in 2001 to 44 tonnes, excluding variations for exemptional circumstances.

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