Weight sensors for lorries: effective, affordable, reliable

Overloading of lorries is one of the most common infringements found in road freight transport: One in three lorries controlled is overloaded by 10% or even 20% over safe legal weight limits. This poses serious problems to infrastructure, road safety and the environment.

This briefing summarises the findings of a new study by RappTrans, commissioned by Transport & Environment, the European Transport Workers' Federation, the Belgian federal state and Walloon Region, which shows how this problem can be tackled with an effective, reliable and affordable solution.