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Heavy Goods Vehicles

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles heavy goods vehicles of over 3.5 tonnes travelled in Great Britain in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007. (234339)

Goods vehicles of over 3.5 tonnes gross weight travelled 18.1 billion vehicle miles in 2006 and 18.3 billion vehicle miles in 2007.

Road traffic by vehicle type data are published in table 2.1 of “Road Statistics 2007: Traffic, Speeds and Congestion” annual bulletin. Copies of the bulletin have been deposited in the Libraries of the House. This table can also be found on the Department’s website at the following web address:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/statistics/datatablespublications/roadstraffic/speedscongestion/roadstatstsc/roadstats07tsc