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. 

We are proud to be your go-to heavy haulage specialist, providing a comprehensive range of abnormal load services. Contact us to discuss your abnormal load management requirements on 01895 546556.

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
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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.

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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