Is it true that speed limits for trucks are going up?

Yes, it is likely that speed limits will be increased for certain categories of heavy goods vehicle (HGV). However, if you were hoping to flit between jobs, the proposals will not be applicable to your business vehicles.

The Government plans to increase the speed limit for some HGVs. The current limit on single carriageways for HGVs over 7.5 tonnes is 40mph. This could increase to 45mph or even 50mph. The 50mph limit for smaller HGVs (3.5-7.5 tonnes) will remain unchanged.



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