On average we receive 115 notifications a month relating to abnormal load movements through the county, of which 80 relate to movement on council roads.
What's an abnormal load?
“A load that cannot without undue expense or risk or damage be divided into two or more loads for the purpose of being carried on a road.”
What's an abnormal vehicle?
“One that cannot meet normal vehicle standards.”
For most practical purposes this usually means a vehicle that exceeds 44 tonnes gross weight, is wider than 2.9m, or has a rigid length longer than 18.75m. There are no legal height restrictions, but hauliers are advised to inform highway authorities of vehicles higher than 5m.