Is your plant over 3 meters wide?

Are you complying with the law?

If a vehicle and load width exceeds 3 meters or its length exceeds 18.75 meters you have a legal duty to notify all police forces, even if the weight is under 44 tonnes. You should give them two clear working days’ notice before you intend to move which gives the police the chance to ensure the load can safely negotiate the route without causing disruption to other traffic.

If you’re stopped by VOSA or the police without having submitted an abnormal load notification expect a sizeable cost to your business - it is not unusual for the authorities to 'park the vehicle up' while an abnormal load notification is submitted to the relevant authorities. The standard notification period is 2 clear working days. If your excavator is parked up on a Monday, it may not move again Thursday, 4 days hire revenue and up to four unhappy customers lost. Your driver may receive a fixed penalty and there could be company prosecution if infringements reoccur.

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AbHaulier is the easiest and fastest way to create, submit and manage your abnormal load notifications. Start a new notification, get your route using user friendly Google mapping, let AbHaulier select the authorities based on your route and send your notification in less than a minute.

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AbHaulier makes the notifiation process so simple. We are compliant without spending all our time on notification paperwork.


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