Trucks over 7.5 tonnes will be allowed to run at up to 50mph on the single-carriageway A9 road between Perth and Inverness from October, after a three-year trial of the higher speed limit was approved by the Scottish Parliament.
The current limit for HGVs on all UK A-roads is 40mph. If the trial is successful, ministers will look at increasing the speed limit nationally in 2018.
“There can be journey time savings, and savings...
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