Report on 60-t Vehicles

Europe is experiencing a steady increase in the number, weight, and length of the heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) on its roads. Studies conducted in both Sweden and Finland show the importance of permitting comparatively long and heavy vehicle combinations. A more efficient road freight transport system has a smaller impact on the environment and results in lower traffic density. The purpose of this study is to review the experience gained in Finland and Sweden and to encourage other countries to think about the modular system, which is one of the ways of minimising the negative effects of the ever-increasing growth of freight transport in Europe.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Abstract used with permission of the Conference of European Road Directors (CEDR).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Swedish National Road Administration

    Centralfoervaltningen
    Borlaenge,   Sweden 

    Conference of European Directors of Roads

    La Grande Arche
    Paris,   France  92055
  • Authors:
    • Berndtsson, Anders
    • Lundqvist, Anders
  • Publication Date: 2007-10

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 24p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01536613
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 2007/01
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2014 9:07PM