As the transport industry grapples with the challenge of moving more goods, while consuming less fuel and emitting fewer emissions, eco-combis could be the answer. By allowing trucks to carry longer, heavier loads, fewer trucks will be needed to move the same amount.
Already a number of countries in the EU allow truck-trailer combinations up to 25.25 metres and weighting 60 tonnes on selected roads, while more and more countries are initiating pilot programmes. In every country where eco-combis have been allowed or trialled, the results have seen big reductions in fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and transport costs. Despite common fears, no evidence has be found that eco-combis increase the risk of traffic accidents.
Yet operating an eco-combi is subjected to many regulations and restrictions, many of which differ from country to country.
Download our whitepaper to learn more about eco-combis, their benefits, and the different regulations currently governing their use.