IRU welcomes agreement on CV weights and dimensions
The International Road Transport Union (IRU) welcomes the political agreement reached in the transport, telecommunications and energy EU Council of Ministers on the weights and dimensions of commercial vehicles (CVs). The pact paves the way for safer, more environmentally-friendly trucks on Europe’s roads by encouraging the use of alternative fuel vehicles and permitting a re-designed truck cabin.
The political agreement also confirms the use of aerodynamic flaps at the rear of trucks that will improve fuel consumption, therefore reducing carbon and toxic emissions. The agreement also allows for a 1 t weight increase for certain trucks using alternative fuel propulsion systems. (ben)