Longer semi-trailer guidance now published for the UK

Jun 20 | 2023

Longer semi-trailers (LSTs) are now being used on Great Britain's roads. Vehicle operators can now tow LSTs measuring up to 2.05 metres, longer than a standard semi-trailer (up to 15.56 metres long).

Longer trailersThe Department for Transport has published guidance on LSTs which operators need to read.  Some of this may be different from usual operating procedures. If you intend to use LSTs, you will need to notify the Office of the Traffic Commissioner through the Vehicle Operator Licensing (VOL) system.

The guidance covers a number of different items including: route planning, risk assessment, compliance record keeping, driver training requirements and wider staff awareness training.  Read the guidance on longer semi-trailers.

Photo:  LSTs are now being used on UK roads.