German ministers vote against mega-trucks

October 25, 2010

A political battle has broken out in Germany over whether trials planned for next year with oversized lorries – so-called ‘mega-trucks’ – should be allowed to take place.

[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]Transport ministers from Germany’s 16 federal states voted narrowly not to support nationwide trials for the 25-metre lorries. But Germany’s transport minister Peter Ramsauer says he still wants the trials to go ahead. The seven states that supported the trials are generally those with right-wing or centre-right governments, and make up around 70% of German territory. These states are now being asked to propose suitable stretches of road for the mega-truck trials. T&E’s German member VCD has called on all state transport ministers to respect the overall vote and reject any trials.

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