Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

High Capacity Transport

Towards Efficient, Safe and Sustainable Road Freight

This report explores the impacts that the introduction of higher capacity vehicles has on road freight transport markets, modal shift, infrastructure and safety. It investigates how appropriate regulation together with ITS measures could be applied for relaxing the weight and dimension restrictions and allowing the use of these vehicles in specific geographical areas or on specific routes.

Policy Insights

  • Use the potential of High Capacity Vehicles to increase transport efficiency, reduce traffic volumes, lower emissions and achieve better safety outcomes.
  • Use well-monitored trials to introduce High Capacity Vehicles on a road network.
  • Configure High Capacity Vehicles for the specific area in which they will operate.

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