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Logistics UK calls for its members to respond to DfT Longer Heavier Vehicles survey


Logistics UK members are being urged to respond to a survey which will inform a Department for Transport (DfT) feasibility study looking at trialling Longer Heavier Vehicles (LHVs) in Great Britain.

While the exact specifications of the vehicles are not yet known, it is expected that they could weigh up to 60 tonnes and extend to 25.25 metres in length. To gauge an initial response, DfT has already surveyed operators on the longer semi-trailer trial.

As well as seeking views from operators which may be interested in LHVs, the survey also wants to hear from operators which do not think they would want LHVs for their operation, as DfT seeks to gauge the potential market size for these vehicles.

James Firth, Head of Road Freight Regulation Policy, Logistics UK, said: “High-capacity LHVs have the potential to consolidate operators’ loads significantly, as well as reduce their overall carbon emissions by requiring fewer journeys. I strongly urge all our members to respond to this important survey, which should take no more than 20 minutes to complete. You will be asked for your views on driver training, safety, operation and performance of the vehicles, plus how you think any LHV trial should be managed.”

The survey can be accessed here, and is best completed on a computer or tablet.

*www.logistics.org.uk/road

Published On: 23/06/2022 16:00:11

 

In brief

NEW ROUND OF FREIGHT COUNCILS

A new round of Freight Councils started earlier this week and will continue until 8 July 2022. Topics for discussion include Fuel Duty, decarbonising logistics, infrastructure for net zero, the HGV phase out date exemptions and the future of driver licensing. In addition to national policy topics each council will discuss the regional issues affecting members. Details on these free events and how to join them can be found by visiting the link below.

*https://logistics.org.uk/membership/logisticsuk-councils

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