High Capacity Transport (HCT)
An increased use of HCT vehicles would increase energy efficiency and thereby reduce CO2 emissions and increase the capacity of the infrastructure system. CLOSER is responsible for an R&D program called HCT (High Capacity Transport) where the goal is to be able to propose a regulatory framework that makes it possible to introduce longer and heavier vehicles on parts of the Swedish road network.
The definition of HCT is that it is longer and / or heavier than current regulations allow.
CLOSER is responsible for running the HCT program and it includes 10 work packages according to the figure below. CLOSER is also responsible for the work package; International cooperation. A Nordic HCT conference is arranged annually and an Annual Report is also published.
To control the HCT program, we have a working group that convenes four meetings annually in which both those responsible for each work package and other members of CLOSER participate.
We have also developed a roadmap for HCT with a series of measures to be implemented in the coming years.