Abnormal Load Transport

Wide Loads

Abnormal Load Transport (Wide Loads)

When it comes to unusually heavy or otherwise abnormal loads, you want a specialist haulage company with a strong reputation for getting even the trickiest consignment where it needs to be – on time and in perfect condition. Here at JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd, we have a track record of doing just that with our abnormal load services.

What is an abnormal load?

An abnormal load is anything that weighs more than 44,000kg or is more than 2.9m wide. When transporting abnormal loads, it’s a legal requirement to adhere to the government rules and regulations and to work with the local authorities to plan the journey. With abnormal load transport, we make sure that our vehicles cause minimal inconvenience to other road users.

At JB Rawcliffe, we understand that planning the best route for abnormal haulage is vital, taking into account factors such as clearance and structure loading. For that reason, we provide feasibility studies for a wide range of abnormal load transport projects, as well as projects involving installation into facilities, such as substations and underground facilities.

These feasibility studies assess the impact of transporting abnormal loads and identify any issues and restrictions. Where issues are found with certain structures on route that can’t be bypassed, we can provide a range of over-bridge and flyover systems to navigate and resolve the problem quickly. We can also offer wafer-thin decks running millimetres from the roads surface, which allow high load sufficient clearance below bridges and structures.

Why JB Rawcliffe?

With more than 45 years’ experience, JB Rawcliffe has earned an excellent reputation for abnormal load movements – handling consignments of all shapes and sizes. We can consult and advise you on the most practical abnormal load haulage solution

Using our expertise, we make sure that abnormal load movements are completed safely and efficiently – reducing cost, time and risk.

If you’d like to know more about abnormal transport, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 01695 737 880 or email enquiries@jbrawcliffe.com.

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Moving abnormal loads requires specialist equipment and, here at JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd, we operate a modern fleet of vehicles that are suitable for loading and unloading heavy or oversized products. Abnormal load transport enables you to move large, heavy, long or wide items with confidence – eliminating the risk of damage or injury.

An abnormal load is one which cannot be divided into 2 or more loads without unnecessary expense or damage. Abnormal loads cannot be transported on normal vehicles as a result of their length, width, height or weight. They usually have:

  • a GVW weight of more than 44,000kg
  • a width of 2.9m or above
  • a rigid length of more than 18.65m

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