Gigaliners / extra-long trucks

This week’s issue of Germany’s “Der Spiegel” reports that the Ministry of Transport will allow the use of extra-long HGVs on the country’s roads. The maximum length of these vehicles is 25.25m. The article reports a study which says that fuel savings could be up to 25%, but doesnt mention any potential disadvantages (such as perhaps problems of other vehicles overtaking these longer lorries).


About roadnotes

Robert Bartlett is an international consultant with over 30 years of professional experience as a highway and traffic engineer with leading companies and organisations in several countries, including Germany, China (Hong Kong), Qatar and the UK. Specialised in urban studies, transport and the use of GIS, research has included new ideas on subjects such as the study of social justice using GIS, the dimensions of vehicles, and comparative geometrics (highways and transport).
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