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Heavy Haulage

Key Benefits & Advantages

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 150 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 on-board safety cameras

FORS Accredited (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) – Silver Standard

Our entire business operates to BS EN ISO 9001, 14001 and BS OHSAS 45001 Quality Standards

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:


  • C&U Regulations ¹ & STGO ² – over 302mm overhang on either side
  • C&U Regulations – over 2.9 metres overall width
  • STGO – over 3 metres overall width


  • C&U Regulations – 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


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

¹ C&U – The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986
² STGO – The Road Vehicles (Authorisation of Special Types) (General) Order 2003

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.

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. Furthermore, we’re FORS Silver accredited (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) which confirms we can confidently demonstrate dedication to driver and vehicle safety, combined with a commitment to improving operating practices through effective monitoring of fuel and tyre usage.

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.

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There are many sound economic benefits of outsourcing your heavy and abnormal haulage services to Ivor King Transport. We deliver.

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