Dick Denby, owner of Denby Transport Ltd, with one of his super-lorries.
Haulage boss Dick Denby says he is still waiting for an answer as to whether officials made a mistake in pulling his 82.5ft super lorry off the road.
As reported in the Echo in December, Mr Denby, 74, who owns Lincoln-based Denby Transport Ltd, was stopped in his tracks by officials over his vehicle.
The Vehicle And Operator Services Agency stopped the £100,000 Eco-link lorry's maiden voyage from the firm's yard in Doddington Road and issued the company with a 'direction notice' – prohibiting it from taking to the roads.
Mr Denby maintains his view that the vehicle is legal, claiming VOSA's prohibition was issued under the wrong part of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986.
"VOSA imposed a prohibition under Section 7 (1) which applies to one articulated lorry with one trailer and limits the vehicle to 16.5m (54.1ft)," Mr Denby said.
"However, we were running our vehicle under Section 7 (5) which relates to a vehicle pulling two trailers and states the maximum length is 25.9m (84.9ft).
"Ours is 25.15m (82.5ft) which means we are within the guidelines.
"The position is we are waiting for VOSA to confirm that as the lorry was run under Section 7 (5) the imposition of a prohibition was an error.
"We asked them on December 7 to confirm that and there's still no reply.
"I believe we did not break the law but I would take advice from my lawyer before running another one."
VOSA spokesman Libby Cottingham said that Mr Denby must appreciate that it would take a "very dim view" any further breach of the regulations.
She stressed this was particularly important given that he has been "clearly told by colleagues in the Department for Transport" that his vehicle cannot legally be used on the road.
For more details on the row, see Thursday's Echo.