ROAD TRAINS TO EASE DRIVER SHORTAGE? UK HAS THE TECHNOLOGY, BUT NOT THE ROADS

2021-11-08

Haulers have suggested the UK should consider allowing road trains? To address the driver shortage, but haulers claim this could be fatal.
Increasingly a common sight in Australia, road trains multiple trailers linked to the one cab measure more than 150ft in length and offer up to 180 tons of cargo capacity.

It is a solution that could be implemented pretty quickly, and would allow a single driver to deliver two to three trailers? worth of goods in a single trip. However, there are doubts over the assertion that road trains were ?perfectly capable? of driving on UK roads, and stressed that UK trailer sizes were as big as present infrastructure could accommodate.

Via: The Load Star
ROAD TRAINS TO EASE DRIVER SHORTAGE? UK HAS THE TECHNOLOGY, BUT NOT THE ROADS