On 9 March this year the law on tractor speeds and weights was updated. The biggest change was an increase in gross vehicle weight (tractor, trailer and load) to 31t. Although this is good news for those who already carry heavy weights, it didn’t increase the permitted trailer loading, which still stands at 18.29t. However it does allow for bigger, heavier tractors to do the lugging, improving their chances of stopping in a hurry and hopefully reducing the potential for accidents. […]