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Operational Activities

UK operators may carry loads to, from or through the country. Loads carried between third countries for other EU countries and can only be undertaken with non-EU countries under a bi-lateral agreement. Cabotage is permitted.

Dangerous Goods
Luxembourg is party to ADR. It is essential that fully completed ADR documentation is prepared for the movement of dangerous goods.

Abnormal Loads
Authorisations are required for all Indivisible loads exceeding the maximum vehicle dimensions outlined below. Applications should be made to Ministry of Transport Luxembourg - Tel: +35 2478 4421.

A full tank of fuel can be imported duty free.

TIR Carnets are accepted for vehicles crossing Luxembourg. ATA Carnets are accepted for certain temporary imports. CMR notes are required.

Movement Restrictions
There are driving restrictions throughout the Road network for goods vehicles at weekends and public holidays for vehicles exceeding 3.5 tonnes mpw:-

NB: For information on Public Holidays in France and Germany, please visit the relevant country pages within this section of the website by using the buttons at the top of this page.

the following exceptions are applicable to commercial vehicles exceeding 3.5 tonne mpw:

It should be noted that there are further driving prohibitions during the above periods which are applicable to specific roads.

Transit Routes
All vehicles in transit through Luxembourg with a maximum permissible weight in excess of 3.5 tonnes, must follow the prescribed routes as signposted - 'Transit France' or 'Transit Germany'. Failure to adhere to these routes will result in a heavy fine.

Road Tolls Eurovignette - Online Purchase Luxembourg is one of 5 countries that operate the Eurovignette toll system, the other countries include Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden. Heavy goods vehicles and vehicle combinations with a maximum admissible weight from 12 tonnes must have a valid Eurovignette when driving in the countries named above.
The Eurovignette is calculated by the the vehicles Euro Engine value and the number of axles on the vehicle.

Bridge and Tunnel Tolls
None that we are aware of.

Vehicle Requirements

Green Card required, plus original vehicle registration docs. A GB plate must be fitted to rear of vehicle/trailer.

Loads & Load Safety
More and more EU member states are implementing Load Safety Best Practice and penalising operators/drivers for failure to implement. The guide can be downloaded from the EU commissions website here European Guidelines on Cargo Security/Load Safety. You can also refer to the Load Security page within the Construction & Use/Loads section of this website.

Maximum Weights & Dimensions
Height 4 metres
Width 2.55 metres (Fridges 2.6 metres)
Length Artic 16.5 metres
Road Train 18.75 metres
Weight Artic 44 tonnes
Road Train 44 tonnes
There are also various maximum permitted weights on vehicles, trailers and road trains which are applicable according to the number of axles.

Safety Equipment
It is compulsory to carry the following items of equipment and/or observe specific rules:-

Driver Requirements

Legal Documents
Full passport required. International driving licence and/or UK Licence. Letter from employer giving driver permission to drive vehicle - Attestation letter and form.

Speed Limits

Vehicles Concerned Built-Up Areas (kms) All Purpose Roads (kms) Expressways / Dual Carraigeways (kms) Motorways
All Commercial Vehicles over 3.5 tonnes 50 75 75 90
Dangerous Goods Vehicles 40 60 60 60

Country Contact Info

British Embassy
5 Boulevard Joseph II, L-1840 Luxembourg. Tel: +352 22 98 64 Website:
Transport Organisation
CLC - Confédération Luxembourgeoise du Commerce, 7 rue Alcide de Gasperi, L-1615 Luxembourg. Tel: +35 2 43 94 44-1 Website:

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