THE OPINIONS OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY ON THE TRAFFIC POLICY REPORT "TRAFFIC POLICY - NEEDS AND POSSIBILITIES" (SOU 1975:66)

HUR NAERINGSLIVET SER PAA TRAFIKPOLITISKA UTREDNINGEN NAERINGSLIVETS TRAFIKDELEGATION:S (NTD) REMISSVAR PAA BETAENKANDET "TRAFIKPOLITIK-BEHOV OCH MOEJLIGHETER" (SOU 1975:66)

The former dominant position of the railways as goods carrier has been taken over by lorry traffic, the chief reasons being the great flexibility and availability of the latter. Swedish rail must be enabled to compete with other transport modes. Better facilities must be created for collaboration between modes; however, the gains in cost and service achieved in this way must be passed on to the consumers. SR must be compensated for keeping open uneconomic lines for social purposes. It is impossible to specify the size and structure of a haulage firm. In conjunction with licensing hauliers, the necessity to prove demand should be abolished, as well as capacity limitations. The criteria to be met regarding personal suitability should be defined better. Present legislation deals generally with all lorry traffic, and specifically with haulier traffic. Since the introduction of fines for infringement of weight etc regulations, offences have decreased. It is proposed that maximum length be cut from 24M to 18M; it is claimed that this will divert certain traffic to rail, but it is not proved that this is desirable on national economic grounds. The effect would be to raise transport charges. A new central traffic planning council is proposed. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naeringslivets Trafikdelegation

    Narvavaegen 12, Box 27174
    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Publication Date: 1975

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137571
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1977 12:00AM