Shapps gives green light to longer semi-trailers on UK roads


Transport secretary Grant Shapps MP has given the go-ahead to the widespread use of longer semi-trailers (LSTs) on Britain’s roads. At a recent transport select committee hearing the transport secretary said he had signed off a trial of “heavier, or I think more wheelbases. I’ve signed off trials to make it permanent.” A Dft spokesman told MT that Shapps was referring to the DfT’s trial of LSTs. The trial of 2,600 LSTs, which was set to run until 2027, became […]