Positions 19 Sep 2022

CER Position - Combined transport and road vehicle weights & dimensions

In the era of multimodality, the Revision of the Combined Transport Directive and the Road Vehicle Weights & Dimensions Directive are two sides of the same coin. In the current context of energy scarcity and climate change, a holistic system approach should be adopted for the revision of these two directives (traditionally considered as “road” legislation), as part of a multimodal exercise to optimise the whole transport system. A simultaneous and combined intelligent revision of the two directives is the only way to unleash the potential of multimodality as a means to reduce our dependency on imported energy sources.

CER proposes to apply 10 principles for the combined revision of both texts, which you can read in our position paper below.