Movement of abnormal loads.
Anyone who intends to move an abnormal load on the public road network is obliged by law to give advance notification to the relevant local Road and Bridge Authority in order that the proposed route can be assessed for suitability.
An abnormal load is a vehicle which exceeds certain weight, length or width limits set out in the Road Vehicle (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986.
Generally these limits are:
- Not exceeding 2.9m (9'6") overall width.
- Not exceeding 18.3m (60'0") overall length.
Not exceeding 44,000kgs (44t) gross weight.
Further advice is available from the Structures Section of Road Services, the Highways Agency and Transport Scotland.