Abnormal load hauliers

Do you move heavy and wide loads?

If your vehicle and load weighs over 44 tonnes you have a legal duty to notify and indemnify all structure owning authorities of your intention to travel along the roads managed by them. You must give them two clear working days’ notice before you intend to move (or five clear working days of your vehicle and load weight is over 80,000 kg).

If your vehicle and load width exceeds 3 meters or its length exceeds 18.75 meters you also have a statutory duty to notify all police forces with two clear working days’ notice before you intend to move.

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 vehicle is parked up on a Monday, it may not move again Thursday, missing your delivery deadline. Your driver may receive a fixed penalty and there could be company prosecution if infringements reoccur.

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