Weight and dimensions of vehicles

This chapter covers the regulations on Construction and Use (C&U) and Authorised Weight (AW) rules for different vehicles, plus axle weight limits and vehicle dimensions (including overall length, width, height and turning circle).

Updates for 2023:

  • Longer semi-trailer trial concluded.

 

Download the Weight and dimensions of vehicles chapter of the Yearbook of Road Transport Law

Contents:

  • Vehicle weights.

  • Alternative (low carbon) fuels.

  • Gross vehicle weight limits.

  • 44t operation.

  • Axle weight limits.

  • Bogie weights – construction and use regulations.

    • Two closely spaced axles.

    • Three closely spaced axles.

  • Bogie weights – authorised weights regulations.

  • Weight by reference to axle spacing – authorised weight regulations.

  • Vehicle dimensions.

    • Overall length.

    • Turning circle.

    • Long vehicles and loads.

    • Overall width.

    • Width of load.

    • Height.

    • Minimum ground clearance.

    • Government trial of longer semi-trailers.

Download the Weight and dimensions of vehicles chapter of the Yearbook of Road Transport Law