DFT - UK Department for Transport

04/02/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/02/2024 03:03

Increasing the weight limit for fuel tankers

The government intends to progress this proposal for use in times of fuel supply shortage in addition to measures already available.

The exemption will be temporary, lasting no longer than 4 to 5 weeks at a time. There are currently no plans to make the maximum permissible weight limit a permanent change.

Implementing the proposal requires changes to legislation. Government will, therefore, seek legal powers to make the necessary changes when Parliamentary time allows.

As this policy has an impact on local authorities, the relevant government departments will, in due course, further assess the funding required as part of the new burdens doctrine so that additional costs can be measured.