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Mega-Trucks versus Rail Freight?

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The debate over the possible admission on the European road network of Mega-Trucks exceeding the length and weight standards currently in force is reopening. More specifically the central issue is whether longer and heavier road vehicles (be they labelled "Monster- Trucks", "Mega-Trucks", "Gigaliners", or again "Ecocombis" by their promoters) measuring 25.25m in length and weighing up to 60 tonnes should be allowed to operate on European road infrastructure. Ongoing deliberations surrounding the introduction of new standards for trucks are fully consistent with road-transport expansion strategies sponsored by manufacturers and road hauliers alike, in order to devise new ways of meeting freight-transport demand across Europe.



AuthorUIC - Communications Department
ISBN
Pages18
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Language
English
Format
Downloadable
Edition date
01/06/2007
Publication date
01/06/2007
Page number
18
Theme
Freight Sustainable development Fret Développement durable
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511_02E/PDF
Paper size
21 x 29,7cm
Reference
511_02