Heavy Vehicles: Regulatory, Operational and Productivity Improvements
The project aimed to respond to community demand for improved road safety, amenity and environmental outcomes as well as society and industry needs for increased productivity, in the context of projected demand for freight transport and the expectation that road transport will continue to carry a major part of this demand.
The study examined the safety, environmental and productivity impacts of current and future heavy vehicle operations and make an inventory of regulatory measures and enforcement practices. The effects of changes in heavy vehicle weight and dimensions, operational policy and technology on their compatibility with the road infrastructure and other road users were assessed. Based on these insights, the project concluded by evaluating how the needs of society and industry for increased road transport productivity can be achieved under conditions that will provide for significantly better safety and meet target reductions of emissions and noise and have manageable impacts and demands on the relevant road networks.
Participating Countries
The following 20 countries participated in the study: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States.
The European Commission was also member of the working group.
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