In this section:

1. What is an abnormal load?
2. When and who you need to notify
3. How to notify

An 'abnormal load' is a vehicle with any of the following:

  • weight over 44,000kg (43.3 tons)
  • an axle load of more than 10,000kg (9.84 tons) for a single non-driving axle or 11,500kg (14.7 tons) for a single driving axle
  • width over 2.9 metres (9.5 feet)
  • rigid length over 18.65 metres (61 feet)

If you're transporting an abnormal load, you need to tell the authorities and you might need to tell us.