Large Goods Vehicles

Department for Transport written question – answered am ar 9 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Scottish National Party, Linlithgow and East Falkirk

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the trial of longer semi-trailers (LSTs) will end; how soon guidance on post trial operation for hauliers will be amended; and what timescale will be given to hauliers to allow them to prepare for implementation of post trial operations.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The trial of longer semi-trailers has closed to new entrants. This is further to regulations allowing the operation of LSTs post-trial which came into force on 31 May 2023. Guidance was published on 30 May 2023 and updated on 14 November 2023. For operators in the trial, the trial ends on 29 February 2024, having been extended from 30 November 2023. Advice continues to be available for hauliers on the trial preparing to implement post-trial operations.

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