If you're planning a route with an abnormal vehicle load, you may need to notify us and perhaps arrange a police escort. Answer our quick questions below to find out if you need to notify us and the best way to do it.

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My overall vehicle weight is under 80,000kg (78.74 tons)

Thank you. You don't need to notify us about this load.

Vehicle loads less than 18.65m (61’2”) long, 2.9m (9’6”) wide and 80,000kg (78.74 tons) are not classed as abnormal by the police.

However, you may still need to inform other authorities, such as the Highways Agency. Visit the UK government's website to find out and notify them, if necessary.