You might have a requirement to transport an abnormal load. The nature of this load might be very idiosyncratic, i.e. abnormal. For example, you might require t transport a modular building, or a load that is particularly heavy.
However, there are some stringent guidelines about how we can define loads deemed to be abnormal. For example, an abnormal load is something that either has a weight of more than 44 thousand kg, a width more than 2.9 metres or a length more than 18.65 m. An abnormal load can also be defined as having an axle load of more than 10,000 kgs for a single non driving axle or an axle load more than 11,500 for a driving axle.
Various abnormal loads, then, might look different but they are defined as abnormal through the specific measures mentioned above.
There are several practical things you need to do if you’re transporting an abnormal load. You might need to notify the authorities. By authorities we’re talking about the police, highway authorities or the owners of bridges etc. There is something called the Electronic Service Delivery for Abnormal Loads ESDAL that will help you to do this.
There are lots of things to think about here. Many people who wish to transport an abnormal load will use specialist transportation. The advantage with doing this is that they not only have all the relevant equipment and expertise but will also handle things like notifying the local authorities on your behalf.