The three leading transport organisations BGL, DSLV and BWGL want more efficient vehicle-dimensions on the road to reduce the CO2 production and as a weapon against congestion on the roads. Also they want to do something about the shortage on truckdrivers.
The organisations did not speak out the wish for longer vehicles, but that seems to be the only way to solve these problems. The ‘Lang LKW’ as they call it in Germany is the answer when you ask me. At the moment there is a trail going on in Germany, but under very strict rules and only for 40 tons. The way to go is to open all highways for 25,25 meter long 60 ton vehicles, just like in Scandinavia and Holland.
Those longer, and more heavy combinations take up to one third more cargo with the same driver and just a litle more fuel. The axle loads are the same as on the 40 ton combinations the Germans are running now. Allowing these londer combinations would realy make the difference and that is the way to go for the future.