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Abnormal Loads and Wide Load Transport & Haulage

Abnormal Load Specialists

If you're in need of professional services to handle abnormal and wide-load transport, you've come to the right place. 
With years of expertise and a deep understanding of the legalities and intricacies involved, Sussex Transport is your go-to company for efficiently and securely transporting abnormal loads. 
Our dedicated team of planners and drivers, along with our reliable fleet of heavy goods vehicles and escort vehicles, ensure that your wide load reaches its destination safely and on time. 
From comprehensive route planning to obtaining necessary permits and providing police escorts if required, we take care of every detail.  Trust Sussex Transport for expert abnormal load transport and haulage services that prioritise safety, compliance, and customer satisfaction.

What Is an Abnormal Or Wide Load?

An abnormal load refers to a vehicle that exceeds certain weight, size, or width limits. 
According to the official guidelines provided by the gov.uk website, an abnormal load is defined as a vehicle that meets any of the following criteria:
  • a weight of more than 44,000kg
  • an axle load of more than 10,000kg for a single non-driving axle and 11,500kg for a single driving axle
  • a width of more than 2.9 metres (this is deemed a wide load).
  • a rigid length of more than 18.65 metres
Our dedicated planning team and skilled drivers are well-versed in the legalities surrounding abnormal load transportation. 
With our reliable fleet of heavy goods and escort vehicles, we guarantee the safe and efficient delivery of your wide load to its destination.

Abnormal Load Transport Procedures

At Sussex Transport, we take care of every aspect of abnormal load transport and haulage. 
Here's what we provide:
  • Notifications to the Chief Officer of Police through all areas of travel. With adequate notice (48 hours or more).
  • The proposed and planned route
  • Full declaration of the overall length, width and height of the load
  • High visibility markers at the front and rear of the vehicle and or load
  • Secure loading (including chains, straps, netting etc....)
  • Police escort (if necessary)
Our uniformed team at Sussex Transport is equipped with full personal protective equipment (PPE) and holds CSCS cards, allowing them access to all construction sites. 
We always carry photographic identification to gain entry into secure, public, government, and commercial buildings. 
As a responsible haulage provider, we hold a Waste Carriers License. We are proud members of the Road Haulage Association, ensuring our commitment to industry standards and best practices.

Our Specialised Road Haulage Services

Apart from abnormal load transport, our Road Haulage division offers a range of specialised services, including:

  • Hiab delivery (crane assisted) and Trailer mounted forklift (Moffett).
  • Artic & Rigid Flatbed, low loader, groupage and backload Road Haulage services
  • Full loads, Part loads, Wide loads and Abnormal loads

Abnormal Load Transport And Haulage: Find Out More

Please fill in our transport contact form if you have a dedicated enquiry or require a quote tailored to your specific requirements. 

Our team can assist you with risk assessments and method statements to ensure safety and adherence to best practices. 

For a full list of our entire fleet, click here

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If you would like to get in touch please email us on sales@sussextransport.com

However, if your enquiry is related to a career opportunity at Sussex Transport then please email hr@sussextransport.com

Our Address:
Sussex Transport, Downsview House, 91 Marlborough Road, Lancing Business Park, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 8SU

01903 751 100


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