Detail of outcome
Detail of feedback received
318 responses to the consultation were received. We have published a summary and analysis of these responses.
The Department for Transport is consulting on the impacts of allowing an increase in the permitted length of articulated lorries to 18.75 metres. We propose maintaining all other regulations, including the 44 tonne gross vehicle weight limit.
Allowing this increase in the length of articulated lorries could lead to:
- an increase in the cubic volume of loads carried by lorries
- the introduction of safer aerodynamic fronts on these vehicles