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By: Irte  11-11-2011
Keywords: Road Transport, Transport Engineers, Road Transport Engineers

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Axle Limit Reduction Representation

LETTER OF INTENT –
REDUCTION OF THE AXLE LIMIT FROM 9000 KILOGRAMMES TO 8000 KILOGRAMMES ON ALL SECONDARY ROADS

The Institute of Road Transport Engineers would like to highlight the technical difficulty of existing goods carrying vehicles adapting to a reduced axle mass, and how these difficulties would result in the need for up to 25% more vehicles on the road - not the simplistic 12.5%, that a 9 ton to 8 ton axle mass reduction would suggests at face value.

23rd November 2009
On behalf of The Institute of Road Transport Engineers.

Jannie Geldenhuys - Chairman of Technical Committee

Keywords: Road Transport, Road Transport Engineers, Transport Engineers,