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11 May, 2023

RHA welcomes Department for Transport’s announcement on longer semi-trailers

11 May, 2023

The RHA has welcomed the announcement that longer lorries will be allowed on Britain’s roads.

Lorry trailers up to 15.65m long will be permitted to be used from 31 May under legislation being laid in Parliament today (Wednesday 10 May).

This follows an 11-year trial of longer semi-trailers (LSTs).

The RHA said: “We welcome these new laws to permit longer semi-trailers. We’ve supported these trials and this change will increase productivity, reduce HGV journeys by carrying the same volume of freight in fewer lorries – and reduce mileage, congestion and carbon emissions. We look forward to seeing the impact of these changes on vehicle fleets.

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