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Weight limits in road traffic to and from Russia to be changed

Weight limits in road traffic to and from Russia to be changed

News article 09.02.2009 15.51 fi en

Finland's Ministry of Transport and Communications has informed the Russian Ministry of Transport that vehicles weighing more than 38 tonnes will no longer be allowed on Finnish roads without an overweight permit.

The new policy will be followed as of 15 February 2009. The Association of International Road Transport Carriers (ASMAP) of Russia has been informed of the new policy.

The change was made because the current practice is against the Road Transport Agreement and the Finnish law. In accordance with the Finnish legislation an articulated vehicle registered in Russia with a total weight of more than 38 tonnes always needs an exemption permit from the Finnish Vehicle Administration.