The European Commission will take into consideration the proposals put forward by the European Shippers’ Council (ESC), European Express Association (EEA), European Association for Forwarding, Transport, Logistics and Customs Services (CLECAT), and the European Transport Board (ETB) in the revision of the Weights and Dimensions Directive.
In January 2023, ESC, EEA, CLECAT, and ETB jointly supported the revision of the EU Weights and Dimensions Directive. The organisations called for a revision of the Directive that:
• Raises the EU-wide maximum weight and length threshold of HDV to at least 44t while continuing to allow countries to go beyond these minimum criteria where they seek to do so;
• Allows EMS throughout the EU27;
• Harmonises technical criteria and procedures for all types of EMS and all types of road operations, including combined transport; and
• Ensures coherence with other EU initiatives to decarbonise road transport such as the revision of the CO2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles.
For the joint letter and the answer from the European Commission, please see here:
Joint letter, Revision of the Weights and Dimensions Directive, 17.01.2023
Reply from the European Commission, Revision of the Weights and Dimensions Directive, 03.04.2023