Longer Trucks Blocked

DEPARTMENT of Transport (DfT) officials have been accused of ignoring ministers’ wishes after they shelved plans last month for a trial of 25.25 metre long trucks, while it carried out a safety review of the concept.
The decision brings to an abrupt halt plans mapped out by Transport Minister Baroness Vere and Denby Transport chairman Dick Denby, for a Section 44 permit to be issued to enable Denby Transport’s 25.25 metre B-Double Eco Link to take to the road as a demonstrator ahead of a wider trial of up to 3,000 trucks.
The decision comes despite growing support for a trial from hauliers including Eddie Stobart Logistics, Stiller Warehousing and Distribution and TP Niven.

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