DfT To Trial Intermodal 48 Tonners

THE RHA has welcomed DfT’s consultation on a trial exploring an increase in capacity on intermodal freight. The maximum payload on HGVs carrying intermodal freight could be increased from 44 to 48 tonnes.

Heavier intermodal freight trial consultation closes on Monday 4 January.

Meanwhile, the DfT is consulting on ending an existing longer semi-trailer trial (LST) early. The trial started in 2012 testing the theory that the use of LSTs should lead to journey reductions.

LST trial consultation closes on 1 February.

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