Commercial Vehicles: Weights and Dimensions

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) reconfirms its commitment to cleaner and safer trucks following yesterday’s approval by the European Parliament on the Directive on the weights and dimensions of trucks.

“The revision of the Directive on the weights and dimensions of commercial vehicles provides a unique opportunity to reduce CO2 emissions more efficiently from heavy duty vehicles,” explained ACEA Secretary General, Erik Jonnaert. “Yesterday’s vote is an important milestone in that process.”

The industry has long advocated revising weights and dimensions rules to further increase the efficiency of the road freight sector. Mr Jonnaert added, “Allowing an extension of the current maximum length of vehicles and vehicle combinations, while complying with legal requirements, will enable the industry to incorporate both existing and future fuel-efficiency innovations into their designs.”

“Now it is important to work on the practical implementation of this directive,” Mr Jonnaert said. “ACEA will continue to work constructively with the Commission on the technical specifications.”

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