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Rail freight industry not happy about longer lorries on UK roads

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The UK government has announced that longer lorries will be allowed on UK roads from 31 May 2023. This decision will allow trailers on the road that are measuring two metres longer than traditional trailers. The rail freight industry has criticised the decision, stating that the move will make road transport more competitive, whereas rail freight offers a more environmentally friendly alternative.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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