AFV weight limit change consultation

6th October 2016

An alternatively fuelled vehicle

Alternatively fuelled HGVs operating in the UK could see their maximum authorised weight increased by up to a tonne – thanks to a new proposal from the DfT.

The changes, intended to incentivise cleaner fuel technologies, would follow the lead of an EU Weights and Dimensions Directive that will mean operators undertaking international journeys will automatically receive an extra weight allowance from May 2017.

A consultation on the DfT’s domestic proposals runs until 2 November 2016. For more details, visit GOV.UK.