Abnormal Load Management
Heavy loads that exceed standard dimensions require special planning. Our abnormal load management service ensures your delivery goes ahead without issue. Moving large vehicles or loads from one place to another is not a straightforward task; there are certain authorities you need to notify, routes to plan and potential restrictions and obstacles to overcome.
What is an abnormal 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
How do I transport an abnormal load?
If you need to transport an abnormal load, you will need to ensure you give yourself plenty of time to notify relevant authorities and receive any necessary permissions. You may need to give advance warning to:
- The police
- Highway authorities
- Bridge & structure owners - Network Rail etc.
If you have any questions regarding the notification of authorities for your heavy haulage project, we are happy to help. As part of our abnormal load management service, we can contact all relevant authorities on your behalf to ensure you are given the go-ahead with plenty of time to spare.
Other abnormal load management services include:
- Full "RAMS" (Risk Assessment & Method Statement) service available by in-house trained/qualified personnel
- Full site surveys and reporting carried out • Risk assessment & method statement services (RAMS)
- On-site management of any abnormal or specialist loading-unloading requirements
- Supply of pilot escort vehicles
You also need to perform certain actions in order to transport your abnormal load abroad, for example, register your trailer and obtain a 'certificate of keeper'. As experienced heavy haulage experts, we will ensure that you have all the necessary permissions in place and can carry out route planning on your behalf to ensure smooth transportation of your abnormal load. Contact us to talk to a member of our team in regard to abnormal load management on 01895 546556.