Abnormal Loads and Wide Load Transport & Haulage

What is an abnormal or wide load and how are they safely transported?

A wide load fits into the more general and industry term/category of 'abnormal load'.  As per the gov.uk website, an ‘abnormal load’ is a vehicle that has any of the following:
  • 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
Abnormal load transport and haulage needn't concern you.  Especially once you make contact with a proficient and experienced company like Sussex Transport.  Our planning team and drivers are well versed in the legalities of abnormal load transport, and our fleet of heavy goods vehicles and escort vehicles will ensure your wide load if safely moved to its destination.

We look after the following:
  • 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 Road Haulage / General Haulage division specialise in;
  • 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
Our uniformed team is supplied with full PPE and hold CSCS cards, allowing access to all construction sites. Photographic I.D. is carried at all times to access secure, public, government and commercial buildings. Sussex Transport hold a Waste Carriers Licence. Sussex Transport are members of the Road Haulage Association.

If you have a dedicated enquiry and would like a quote based on your exact requirements please fill in our short transport questionnaire. Risk assessments and method statements can be undertaken to ensure safety and best practice. For a full list of our entire fleet, click here

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