Evidence points to raising single carriageway HGV speed limits in Scotland


Better productivity and safety were the standout elements of a report published by the DfT assessing the impact of raising the speed limit for trucks over 7.5t GVW in England and Wales, writes Transport News editor Kevin Swallow. On 6 April 2015 the speed limit on single carriageways was raised from 40mph to 50mph, and dual carriageways from 50mph to 60mph to match motorways. It has been a good news story for hauliers. It came six months after Transport Scotland had begun […]