What counts as a wide load?

An ‘abnormal load’ is a vehicle that has any of the following:

  • A weight of more than 44,000 kilograms
  • An axle load of more than 10,000 kilograms for a single non-driving axle
  • An axle load of more than 11,500 kilograms for a single driving axle
  • A width of more than 2.9 metres
  • A length of more than 18.65 metres

To find out more about our abnormal loads management service or to discuss your requirements, contact the team today on 01895 546556.


Notifying the authorities

Depending on the load that needs to be moved and the proposed route, we may need to give advance warning to:

  • The police
  • Highway authorities
  • Bridge & structure owners - Network Rail etc.
  • A width of more than 2.9 metres

Got a question about any of the above information? Contact our team on 01895 546556 and we'll be more than happy to insist with your enquiries.

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Fastrans Logistik Ltd can provide consultancy services in the following areas:

  • Logistics Consultancy as part of project management
  • Abnormal Load Management in the U.K. and mainland Europe
  • Advice in the application for European Permits
  • Advice on Customs Clearance and T1 discharge when entering the U.K.
  • Sourcing storage facilities, both long and short-term
  • Help and advice on trailer design and manufacture
  • Full contract lift and CPA crane hire available

Fastrans Logistik Ltd can provide professional services in the following core areas:

  • Logistics Consultancy
  • Abnormal Load Management in the U.K. and Mainland Europe
  • In-House accredited escorts for abnormal loads
  • Aviation Security cleared staff, Level D and above
  • Full MSRA documentation
  • In-house NPORS operators
  • All our in-house staff are CPCS & NPORS trained / accredited