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We have an extensive fleet of vehicles with a diverse capability to transport any heavy or abnormal load up to 170 tonnes gross.

In accordance with The Road Vehicles Regulation Act 1988, an abnormal load is any indivisible load, which cannot without undue expense or risk of damage, be divided into two or more loads for the purpose of carriage and, on account of its length, width, height or weight, cannot be carried on a normal vehicle.

The dimensions of an abnormal load are as follows:

Width

  • C & U Regs  & STGO – over 302mm overhang on either side
  • C & U Regs – over 2.9 metres overall width
  • STGO – over 3 metres overall width 

Length

  • C & U Regs – over 18.65 metres rigid length
  • STGO – over 18.75 metres rigid length
  • C & U and STGO – over 25.9 metres overall length
  • C & U and STGO – over 3.05 metres overhand (load) to front or rear

Weight

  • C & U and STGO – exceeding authorised weight for that class of vehicle (generally 44 tonnes)

Our heavy haulage and abnormal load service can carry anything ranging from large industrial and agricultural items, power generators and compressors to more fragile and unusual freight such as boats and locomotives.

We have a team of experienced knowledgeable staff that will work with you to find the best solution to meet your needs. We work closely with you, the police, highways authorities and relevant local county councils to ensure every movement is authorised and routed correctly.

Many different large, wide or high abnormal loads require an escort vehicle (or pilot car) by law. Our own in-house fleet of escort vehicles are designed to meet the specifications of the Highway Agency’s Self-Escorting of Abnormal Loads and Abnormal Vehicles Code of Practice and are readily available 24/7 to help ensure the smooth and safe transit of your goods.

Our experienced drivers are CPCS / Lorry Loader trained, ensuring they comply with stringent loading and unloading protocols, and that correct method statements are observed and best practice followed at all times.

When you choose Ivor King Transport to deliver your heavy or abnormal loads, you can relax in the confidence of knowing you have entrusted a team of professionals to deliver your goods safely, securely and on time. 

For a free consultation, site visit or simply a no obligation chat, please call or email Colin Deacon. Alternatively click here and leave your details and we’ll be in touch directly.

Put us to the test – you won’t be disappointed. We look forward to working with you.

Our Heavy Haulage & Abnormal Load Services at a Glance

  • Industry experts offering a professional, efficient and quality service
  • Extensive fleet offering quick mobilisation and speedier delivery schedules
  • Wholly owned and operated fleet of vehicles with capacity up to 170 tonnes gross
  • Vehicle Escort/Pilot Service
  • Dedicated transport team who plan and co-ordinate the whole operation on your behalf
  • CPCS Qualified Drivers
  • All vehicles are fitted with vehicle tracking and mobile telephones
  • FORS Accredited (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) – Bronze Standard
  • Our entire business operates to BS EN ISO 9001, 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 Quality Standards