Government gives green light to LSTs and announces trial of 48-tonne trucks


 

The government is to launch a trial of 48-tonne trucks and allow the use of longer semi-trailers (LSTs) on Britain’s roads from 2022, the DfT has announced. The move follows a nine-year trial and a public consultation on LSTs, which DfT said found “overwhelming” support for the vehicles. Motortransport.co.uk first hinted at the move back in February after transport secretary Grant Shapps revealed his plans to a government committee. The trial concluded that the vehicles, which can be up to […]