LST Trial Extended

The government’s longer semi-trailer (LST) trial has been extended by three months while discussions to reduce burdensome regulations continue, according to the RHA.

The trial was due to end on 30 November but it will now finish on 29 February 2024 instead.

Declan Pang, RHA director of policy and public affairs for England, said: “We’ve been campaigning for some time for the department for transport (DfT) to reduce the bureaucracy on hauliers using LSTs to encourage uptake.”

In May, new regulations on the use of LSTs were introduced following the DfT’s decision to allow the trailers, which are to 2.05 metres longer than the current standard semi-trailers, to be widely used.

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