The Government is looking into longer lorries as a means of reducing carbon emissions.

A consultation on longer HGVs has been launched after a seven-year study.

The Government claims that up until last year, the vehicles involved in the trial have saved lorry drivers 33.5 million miles and 48,000 tonnes of CO2.

It also claims the trailers were involved in fewer personal injury collisions compared with standard size HGVs.

Transport secretary Grant Shapps said: “These trials clearly show the benefits for business and the environment. We can boost industry, our economy, safety and cut emissions."