DG TREN is to hold a workshop on 24th June at which the Joint Research Centre (JRC) will present their analysis of the various economic assessments that have been made on the weights and dimensions issue including the report made for DG TREN by the Transport & Mobility Leuven on the "Effects of adapting the rules on weights and dimensions of heavy commercial vehicles as established within Directive 96/53/EC".
The aim of the workshop is twofold. First, to present the JRC's work and second, to help develop the terms of reference for a further technical study. This study will include technical issues that need further analysis such as the effects of increasing in the size and weight of two-vehicle combination, aerodynamics and other technical improvements and all focussed on better understanding the advantages and disadvantages of particular combinations on the infrastructure wear-and-tear, safety as well as environmental performance.
If you intend to participate then please send an email to: TREN WEIGHTS AND DIMENSIONS WORKSHOP
Participation will have to be at your own expense.