What is convoi exceptionnel?

What is an abnormal load?

What is an abnormal load?

In the UK an ‘abnormal load’ is a vehicle that has any of the following 4 attributes:

  1. a weight of more than 44,000kg (44 tonne)
  2. an axle load of more than 10,000kg (10 tonne) for a single non-driving axle and 11,500kg (11.5 tonne) for a single driving axle.
  3. a width of more than 2.9 metres.
  4. a rigid length of more than 18.65 metres.

If you plan on transporting an abnormal load in the UK a request must be submitted via ESDAL (Electronic Service Delivery for Abnormal Loads) providing the authorities at least 2 clear working days and up to 5 days for some road and bridge authorities.

In the UK you will need to register your vehicle’s trailer and obtain a trailer keeper’s certificate.

It may also be necessary to arrange an escort vehicle to escort your vehicle and load.

Further useful resources:

EAL Logistics Ltd, specialise in supporting hauliers with their abnormal load (convoy exceptionnel)  logistics and can assist with all regulatory paperwork and legal requirements. Contact us to learn more on +441243828040  info@eallogistics.co.uk.