UK Transport Minister Allays ‘Super Lorry’ Fears

7 July 2010 (Last Updated July 7th, 2010 18:30)

UK Minister of State for Transport Theresa Villiers has said that 'super lorries' will not be permitted to travel on UK roads. The large lorries are seen as a threat to the rail haulage industry because of their increased load compared with regular road haulage vehicles. Although

UK Minister of State for Transport Theresa Villiers has said that 'super lorries' will not be permitted to travel on UK roads.

The large lorries are seen as a threat to the rail haulage industry because of their increased load compared with regular road haulage vehicles.

Although there are no plans to mandate their legality on a Europe-wide basis, Villiers, speaking at the Annual Rail Freight Group Conference in London, said the government would resist their approval should it arise in the future.