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Date Update: 
Thursday, 10 October 2019

Permissible Maximum Dimensions of Lorries in Europe

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

Notes: 

(1) Auto-transport specialised in transporting vehicles, crane for removal of vehicles, vehicle transporting containers approved for combined transport: 4.50 m.
(2) Vehicle at controlled temperatures: 2.60 m.
(3) Road train specialised in the carriage of cars (loaded): 20.55 m.

Permissible Maximum Weights of Lorries in Europe

Weight per nondrive axle: 
10 t
Weight per drive axle: 
11.5 t
Lorry 2 axles: 
18 t
Lorry 3 axles: 
25 t (1)
Road Train 4 axles: 
36 t (2)
Road Train 5 axles and +: 
40 t
Articulated Vehicle 5 axles and +: 
42 t (3) / 44 t (4)

Notes: 

(1) The driving axle is fitted and pneumatic suspension or recognised as equivalent to EU level, or each driving axle is fitted with double tyres and the MMA on each axle doesn't exceed 9.5 t: 26 t.
(2) Articulated vehicles with four axles: 38 t in the following cases: a) the driving axle is fitted with twin tyres and pneumatic suspension or recognized as equivalent to EU level, the wheelbase of the semitrailer is > 1.8 m and the motor vehicle MMA is respected (18 t) and the MMA of the axle tandem of the semi-trailer (20 t); b) the semi-trailer (the wheelbase of the semitrailer is ≥ 1.8 m) is equipped with enhanced tipper body specifically for the use in construction or mining it will be 38 t, provided that the burden imposed on the coupling device is compatible with the maximum mass per axle.
(3) Two-axle motor vehicle with three-axle semi-trailer carrying a 40 ft ISO container as a combined transport operation.
(4) Three-axle motor vehicle with two- or three-axle semi-trailer carrying a 40 ft ISO container as a combined transport operation.

Permissible Maximum Dimensions of Coaches in Europe

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