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Date Update: 
Thursday, 10 October 2019

Permissible Maximum Dimensions of Lorries in Europe

Height: 
4 m (1,2,3)
Width: 
2.55 m (4)
Length Lorry or Trailer: 
12 m
Road Train: 
18.75 m
Articulated Vehicle: 
16.50 m

Notes: 

Increased values are applicable for certain types of transport (i.e. containers, motorcars, etc.).
Under specific conditions EMS (European Modular System) combinations may have a maximum length of 25.25 m and maximum weight of 60 t.
(1) Class I coach: 4.20 m.
(2) Vehicle carrying damaged motor vehicles: 4.50 m.
(3) Vehicle specialised in the carriage of cars and vehicle specialised in the carriage of 45 ft containers: 4.60 m.
(4) Vehicle at controlled temperatures: 2.60 m.

Permissible Maximum Weights of Lorries in Europe

Weight per nondrive axle: 
10 t (1)
Weight per drive axle: 
12 t
Lorry 2 axles: 
19 t
Lorry 3 axles: 
26 t
Road Train 4 axles: 
37 t (2)
Road Train 5 axles and +: 
44 t (1)
Articulated Vehicle 5 axles and +: 
44 t (3)

Notes: 

Under specific conditions EMS (European Modular System) combinations may have a maximum length of 25.25 m and maximum weight of 60 t.
(1) Increased values are applicable for certain types of transport.
(2) Tractor with semi-trailer, combination with four axles: 30 t.
(3) 44 t is applicable for two 20 ft or one 40 ft ISO containers. 60 t is allowed under specific conditions: transportation of woody material, paper, wood paper and ceramic products.

Permissible Maximum Dimensions of Coaches in Europe

2 axles: 
13.50 m
> 2 axles: 
15 m
+ Trailer: 
18.75 m
Articulated: 
18.75 m