Topical 03.08.2012 15.14
The Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications is asking the Swedish authorities for a clarification regarding the unclear maximum weight for lorries entering the country. Finland's stance is that the maximum masses should also in the future be those shared by both countries. In Sweden the problems have arisen from the varying interpretations of the EU Directive on internal transport within the Community.
Sweden has recently started turning back international lorries exceeding the mass of 40 tonnes at the Danish border. According to the Swedish police this weight limit also applies to Finnish lorries.
Until now, Finnish semi trailer combinations of 48 tonnes, and full trailer and modular combinations of 60 tonnes have been allowed to drive in Sweden because they are authorised in internal traffic within both countries.