Banning high vehicles will put more trucks on Irish roads
The Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI) believes that banning vehicles with a height of 4.65 m and over from the country's roads could substantially increase the total number of vehicle movements.
At a meeting with the joint committee on transport and communications the FTAI called upon the committee to recommend a controlled permit regime for operators of high vehicles on fixed (trunk) routes, similar to the abnormal loads regime that currently exists among local authorities. Ireland's vehicle height restriction has only been in force for a few days. (ben)