Consultation outcome

Increasing the allowed length of articulated lorries

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

As a final outcome of this consultation, we have decided to start a trial of longer semi trailers.

Feedback received

Summary and analysis of responses

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Detail of feedback received

318 responses to the consultation were received. We have published a summary and analysis of these responses.

Original consultation

Summary

Consultation on the potential impact of increasing the length of articulated lorries to 18.75 metres while maintaining the 44 tonne weight limit.

This consultation ran from
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Consultation description

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

Impact assessments

Documents

Consultation on the possibility of allowing an increase in the length of articulated lorries - main document

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Consultation on the possibility of allowing an increase in the length of articulated lorries - main document

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Published 30 March 2011