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. 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 […]