Definition of heavy goods vehicle in English:

heavy goods vehicle


  • A large, heavy motor vehicle used for transporting cargo.

    ‘heavy goods vehicles delivering construction materials’
    • ‘Training is given to heavy goods vehicle drivers.’
    • ‘She said the number of heavy goods vehicles that would benefit from a height increase would be very small, no more than 1.5 % of all truck traffic.’
    • ‘He said that the company can supply any vehicle, from a small family car to heavy goods vehicles.’
    • ‘Members felt that the alternative route into the village was less suitable for heavy goods vehicles.’
    • ‘He said that people's quality of life is likely to improve as a result of the reduction in the number of heavy goods vehicles.’
    • ‘"Just about every heavy goods vehicle crosses the border every week to fill up with cheaper diesel, even if it isn't working there," he said.’
    • ‘The 14th century bridge next to the factory has been buckling under the strain of heavy goods vehicles for years.’
    • ‘The A56 grows busier, with increasing levels of heavy goods vehicles using the route.’
    • ‘He has been a heavy goods vehicle driver for 15 years.’
    • ‘Heavy goods vehicles will be charged a higher fee.’